River/Stream: North Fork Maquoketa River
Owner: City of Cascade
Height: 2 ft.
Length: 120 ft.
Hazards: visibility, urban, height
Warning Signs: do not meet current standards
Portage: Take out on river right about 400 feet upstream of the bridge. Put in on river right about 200 feet downstream of the bridge.
Comments: Cascade, according to local lore, was named for the 9 foot, double tiered waterfall that flowed in the middle of town near the current dam’s location. Pre-1925 postcards are some of the only reminders of this namesake. Flood control measures led to the creation of the current channel, dam, and bridge and the demise of the waterfall. -- from Jones County Conservation