Independence Mill Dam

Last updated: 12/31/2009
River/Stream: Wapsipinicon River
 
Location: Independence, Buchanan County
 
Owner: City of Independence
 
Height: 12 ft.
 
Length: 270 ft.
 
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Comments: obvious impoundment
 
Fatalitites: A near tragedy occurred on July 29, 1969, when a boat was swept over the dam and its operator narrowly escaped drowning.
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Photo by Michel Ngilen