Tama Hydraulic Diversion Dam

River/Stream: Iowa River

Location: west of Tama/Toledo on Meskwaki Settlement, Tama County
        Latitude: 41.977048
        Longitude: -92.645088
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Height: 2 feet

Length: 260 feet

Hazards: riffles

Warning Signs:


Comments: Former diversion dam for the supply canal to Tama Hydraulic Power. Deteriorated to rubble. The ends are intact and serve as large jetties, and the construction is unusual. It consists of bales of steel wire lashed together between wooden posts.

Photos by Rick Dietz