Vernon Springs Mill Dam

Last updated: 7/3/2011
River/Stream: Turkey River
 
Location: Cresco, Howard County
 
Owner: Howard County Conservation Board
 
Height: 8 ft.
 
Length: 150 ft.
 
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Comments: HCCB was awarded an FY2008 DNR low-head dam safety cost-share grant to construct a rock-arch rapids at a 20:1 slope below the existing dam and mill pond for safety and fish passage. The project was completed in the Fall, 2010.
 
Documented Fatalitites: 1
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View of rock arches shortly before project completion.
The dam prior to conversion to rock arch rapids.