Otranto Dam

Last updated: 1/28/2013
River/Stream: Cedar River

Location: Otranto, Mitchell County
        Latitude: 43.4576296849556
        Longitude: -92.98153294788
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Built: 1902
Owner: Mitchell County Conservation

Height: 7 ft.
Length: 120 ft.

Hazards: normal low head dams hazards
Warning Signs: none
Portage options: good portage access on river left, east bank in in Otranto Park at boat ramp. Portage boats 100 yards to Park exit, cross 480th street, proceed 100 yards down gravel road to below dam. West bank of river is private property
Documented Fatalities: 1
Comments: Downstream there is an old power dam, just above Highway 105 west of St. Ansgar, that can be run through a breach on the right side.
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Photos by Dave Hillman