Last updated: 7/10/2012
River/Stream: Wapsipinicon River
Location: Littleton, Buchanan County
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Owner: Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Height: about 6 ft. from the dam top to the (normal) water level below
Length: 280 ft.
: drowning, visibility
Warning Signs: Buchanan CCB installed dam warning and portage trail signs in April, 2008.
Portage: there is a good portage on river left just above the dam, through about 150 feet of private property (owner has given permission on a blanket basis) to a beach below the dam.
Comments: state access
Documented Fatailites: 9
July 1, 1996 - Melvin Lightfoot, Sr. & Melvin Lightfoot, Jr., boating accident
June 4, 1990 - Patrick Graham, attempted to rescue his son, Tom, who survived after jumping in to rescue his dog that also drowned.
June, 1980, Rebecca Marie Cory
June 9, 1963 - boaters Merrill Broshar & Lloyd McAllister
June 7, 1959 - swimmer Casper C. Cook
June, 1937 - George Nagy, fell in while fishing
September, 1936 - Ray Baldwin, attempted swim from rowboat to shore above dam
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