Last updated: 10/30/2011
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River/Stream: Des Moines River
 
Location: Fort Dodge, Webster County
        Latitude: 42.4937118576225
        Longitude: -94.1873213688704
        Click here to view an aerial map of the dam.
 
Built: 1916
 
Owner: City of Fort Dodge
 
Height: 8 ft.
 
Length: 270 ft.
 
Hazards: urban, visibility
 
Warning Signs:
 
Comments:  The low head dam is a challenge.  You can scramble up the riverbank on the east side, with easy portage below the dam.  The city has also built a ramp south of the lowhead dam on the west side which can be used if you want to portage from the hydro dam.  -- Gerry Rowland
 
Documented Fatailites: 1
 
 
Fort Dodge Little Dam
Horizon line view from upstream of dam