Delhi Dam

Last updated: 8/22/2010
River/Stream: Maquoketa River

Location: Delhi, Delaware County

Owner: Lake Delhi Recreation Association

Height: 38 ft.
 
Length: 110 ft.

Hazards: height, no portage
 
Warning Signs:
 
Portage: The Iowa DNR reports that there is no portage around the Delhi Dam, and that the section of river above it is primarily flanked by private residences along the still waters. This area requires a vehicle shuttle from Turtle Creek Park to the Maquoketa River access downstream of the dam.
 
Comments: obvious impoundment. Failed on July 24, 2010.
 
Documented Fatalitites: 1
Incident Report: A witness at the scene said Berg was active in extreme risk sporting activities, and may have been looking for a thrill when he jumped into the water.
 
 
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Lake Delhi dam. (Chris Blake/KCRG-TV9)
View of dam breach on July 24, 2010
Photo by Dan Gottschalk