Last updated: 5/13/2013
 
River/Stream: Turkey River
 
Location: Fort Atkinson, Fayette County
        Latitude: 43.15636
        Longitude: -91.92844
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Built: 1914
 
Owner:  Weist Feed Mill Company
 
Height: 11 ft.
 
Length: 55 ft.

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Documented Fatalities: 1
Comments: deteriorated.
 
The dam is a bit of a problem for paddlers with questionable skills.  It is usually runnable, but when the farmer puts up a double-strand barbed wire fence right at the lip, it becomes a forced river right portage.  Carabiners, belays and chocks (as well as good rock climbing companions are good to have.)
 
 
 
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Photos courtesy of Al Donaldson