Rutland Dam

River/Stream: Des Moines River, West Fork

Location: Rutland, Humboldt County
        Latitude: 42.755215
        Longitude: -94.296402
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Built: 1922

Owner: Humboldt County Conservation

Height: 13 feet

Length: 200 feet

Hazards: height, visibility

Comments: A close call occurred in August, 1931, with a 12-year-old Boy Scout who jumped in to rescue a 7-year-old boy who had fallen in. The older lad then used resusitation methods taught him in Scout work to revive the victim.

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Photos by Gordon Greif