This is a 900-foot-long whitewater course in downtown Manchester that includes six 18" in stream drop features, increased fish habitat, improved bank restoration, terracing, and river access.
River/Stream: Maquoketa River
Dams Built: First constructed in 1860. Removal of deteriorating, 110 year old dam began September, 2014.
Owner: multiple owners over time
Height: 16 ft.
Length: 154 ft.
Hazards: usage, visibility, portage
Fatalities (at old dam) 1
- July 18, 1968, Bill Tibbott, seining for fish
View of old dam from below on river left
Feature 4 -- site of removed dam with its silhouette visible on the far shore