Last updated: 10/30/2011
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River/Stream: Des Moines River
 
Location: Fort Dodge, Webster County
        Latitude: 42.5162884324353
        Longitude: -94.20034818169
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Built: 1922
 
Owner: City of Fort Dodge
 
Height: 17 ft.
 
Length: 366 ft.
 
Hazards: height, urban, visibility
 
Warning Signs:
 
Portage:
 
Comments: The hydro dam is well marked, and there is a boat ramp to take out.  If you are a purist, you can put back in at the convenience store below the dam.  -- Gerry Rowland
 
 
Fort Dodge Hydro Dam
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Photos above by Gordon Greif
Photo by John Wenck