Rutland Dam

Last updated: 10/30/2011
River/Stream: Des Moines River, West Fork
Location: Rutland, Humboldt County
        Latitude: 42.7552014878037
        Longitude: -94.2963674262333
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Built: 1922
Owner: Humboldt County Conservation
Height: 13 ft.
Length: 200 ft.
Hazards: height, visibility
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Comment: A close call occurred in August, 1931, with a 12-year-old Boy Scout who jumped in to rescue a 7-year-old boy who had fallen in. The older lad then used resusitation methods taught him in Scout work to revive the victim.
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Photos by Gordon Greif