July 25, 2010, Christopher Spilde, attempted cross-river swim too close to the dam
June 10, 1950, Bernard Bouska, swimming below the dam
Portage option: small lake above dam with City park along left river bank (park is bordered by 1st Ave SE and County Road V68). Paddler friendly boat ramp in park allows for easy portage. Short trail from boat ramp to below dam allows for simple access to river below dam.
Comments: obvious impoundment. Paddlers should be extra cautious while executing portage during high water levels to avoid being accidentally pulled over dam.