River/Stream: Des Moines River
Built: 1922. Demolition in progress.
Owner: City of Fort Dodge
Height: 17 feet
Length: 366 feet
Hazards: height, urban, visibility
Comments: a staged removal of the dam began in February, 2019. The next removal phase will resume sometime after March flood waters recede and probably not until late summer. Please do not paddle or swim in this area.
- May 28, 2018, Alex Dencklau, his kayak capsized in the boil below the dam
Photos courtesy of Gordon Greif