Dams:



Below is a list of dams that have been compiled on PaddleAway.com

Description Portage Instructions Portage distance from dam Owner Map
Upper St. Anthony's Falls
Mississippi River - Minneapolis, MN

The black holes of dams. Stay clear of these if you plan on paddling in this area.
http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/n...
- - Map it
Lock & Dam #1
Mississippi River - Minneapolis, MN

See link for info
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
- - Map it
Possible horizon line on the river
Mississippi River - Minneapolis, MN

Possible low head dam.
http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/n...
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Coon Rapids Dam
Mississippi River - Coon Rapids, MN

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co...
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St. Cloud Dam
Mississippi River - St. Cloud, MN

See link for info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St...
- - Map it
Sartell Dam
Mississippi River - MN, MN

See link for info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa...
- - Map it
Blanchard Dam
Mississippi River - Blanchard, MN

See link for info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bl...
- - Map it
Little Falls Dam
Mississippi River - Little Falls, MN

See link for info
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Wonder Lake Dam
Nippersink Creek - Wonder Lake, IL


http://user.mc.net/~dwonder/...
- - Map it
Sluice Gate/Old Lock
North Shore Channel - Wilmette, IL

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North Branch Spillway
North Shore Channel - Chicago, IL

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Sumner Park Dam
Pecatonica River - Pecatonica , IL

Small, broken down dam, portage on the north/left side of river.
http://www.paddlethepec.com/tri...
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Blanchardville Dam East Branch
Pecatonica River - Blanchardville, WI


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Argyle Power Pland Dam
Pecatonica River - Argyle, WI

Right past the 81 bridge.
http://www.argylewi.org/serv_el...
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Brown's Mill Dam
Pecatonica River - Freeport, IL

There is a small broken dam at Brown's Mill, about 10 miles downstream from Freeport that you 'might' have to portage around.

The LEFT side of this broken dam is lower.
http://www.paddlethepec.com/tri...
If the Freeport river gage is below 5.5, portage on river left might be necessary. Freeport River Gage - http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_all_00060_00065=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&period=7&site_no=05435500 - Map it
Cranberry Bog Dam
Robinson Creek - Millston, WI

Cranberry Bog property is private; please stay off of dam, not intended for public use.
Portage: Dam at cranberry bog +- 1.69 miles into the trip. Easy portage on river right upstream of dam with path over dam embankment down to sand bar downstream of dam. - Map it
North American Hydro Diversion Channel
Rock River - Rockton, IL

Diversion channel that supplies water to North American Hydro, Rockton, Hydro Plant. It has a dam on the north end and a power plant on the south end. Boats are prohibited on the diversion channel.


Info courtesy of Don B!
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Boats are not allowed in this channel. Portage before the the Rockton dam. - North American Hyrdoelectric Map it
Fordham Dam
Rock River - Rockford, IL

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Oregon Dam
Rock River - Oregon, IL

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Dixon Dam
Rock River - Dixon, IL

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Upper Sterling Dam
Rock River - Sterling/Rock Falls, IL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Lower Sterling Dam
Rock River - Sterling/Rock Falls, IL

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Milan Steel Dam
Rock River - Milan, IL

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Sears Dam
Rock River - Rock Island, IL

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Milwaukee St. Dam
Rock River - Jefferson, WI

More info needed.
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Jefferson Dam
Rock River - Jefferson, WI

More info needed.
- Map it
Madison St. Dam
Rock River - Jefferson, WI

More info needed.
- Map it
North of Oconomowoc Ave
Rock River - Jefferson, WI

More info needed.
- Map it
Dixon Dam
Rock River - Dixon, IL

Lowhead hydro electric just north of SR 2 / SR 26 bridge. Good walleye fishing in tailwaters, generates power daily. NO LIFE BOUY LINE ABOVE THIS DAM!!!!!
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Not sure, haven't paddled that close. Take out at Lowell Park if you have a vehicle but that is 1 mile + above the dam. There are private steps and a tiny, hidden public boat ramp above the dam on right side. 1000.0 (feet) Private Power Company Map it
Rockton Dam
Rock River - Rockton, IL


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There is a heavy cable across the Rock River just upstream of the Rockton Dam. There are orange floats on it to make it visible and warning signs. The portage is on the right side which prevents boaters from approaching the dam at the head of the diversion channel. Thanks to Don B. for this info! - Map it
Horicon Dam
Rock River - Horicon, WI

Just south of Legion Park
- Map it
Hustisford Dam
Rock River - Hustisford, WI

Located on the Rock River/Lake Sinnissippi.
- Map it
Indianford Dam
Rock River - Indianford, WI

TBD
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Janesville Central Dam
Rock River - Janesville, WI

Just past Centerway St.
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Monterey Dam
Rock River - Janesville, WI

At 800 Center Av.
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Beloit Dam
Rock River - Beloit, WI

852 Pleasant St/South of Portland Ave Bridge
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Sinnissippi Dam
Rock River - Sterling/Rock Falls, IL

TBD
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Lower Sterling Dam
Rock River - Sterling/Rock Falls, IL

TBD
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Waupun Dam
Rock River - Waupun, WI

TBD
- Map it
North American Hydro Power Plant
Rock River - Rockton, IL

Power plant is located at the south end of this hydro diversion channel.

Info courtesy of Don B!
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Boats are not allowed in this channel. - North American Hyrdoelectric Map it
Federal Dike
Rock River - , WI

Large over flow dam
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Theresa
Rock River - , WI

Large over flow dam
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Theresa
Rock River - , WI

Large over flow dam
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Theresa gaging Station
Rock River - Theresa, WI

Canoe and boat portage lane G.B.
roller ramp - Map it
Mud Dam/Drop
Salt Creek - , IL

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Sheet Piling Dam
Salt Creek - Villa Park, IL

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Old Oak Brook Dam
Salt Creek - Hinsdale, IL

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Graue Mill Dam at Fullersburg Woods
Salt Creek - Oakbrook, IL


http://www.saltcreekeastbranch....
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Possum Hollow
Salt Creek - Westchester, IL

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Oak Meadows Golf Course Dam
Salt Creek - Wood Dale, IL

On south side of Oak Meadows Golf Course a few hundred feet upstream of 290
http://www.saltcreekeastbranch....
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Butler Golf Course Dam
Salt Creek - Oak Brook, IL

Dam leading to Salt Creek.
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Willow Road Dam
Skokie River - Skokie, IL


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/...
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Lake Kadijah
Spring Creek - Bloomingdale, IL

Dam and spillway near Medinah Country Club used to control water levels and discharge rates at the country club.
http://www.dupageco.org/agendas...
Does not appear to be a navigable body of water. - DuPage County Map it
Marquette Cement Company Dam
Vermilion River - Oglesby, IL


http://www.rivers-end.org/vermi...
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Streator Dam
Vermilion River - Streator, IL


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Ladd Street Dam
Vermilion River - Pontiac, IL


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Mill Street Dam
Vermilion River - , IL

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Streator dam
Vermilion River - streator, IL

private property
- private Map it
Mill Street Dam
Vermilion River - Pontiac, IL

Old flour mill dam made of concrete. This is NOT navigatable!!!! you have to take out under high or low water conditions.
short partage under low or normal water levels would be to paddle to the south side of dam and take out walk around 50 ft and put back in below dam. under high than normal water conditions I would talk out at the boat ramp in the bark and portage below the dam a ways, maybe riverside park. under higher than normal water conditions the dam turns into a low head(downing machine) type. 50.0 (feet) Map it
small dam
Vermilion River - Pontiac, IL

small low head dam
there is access to walk around on dams south side 5.0 (feet) Map it
rock dam
Vermilion River - Pontiac, IL

piles of rocks across the width of the river. this can be navigated depending on depth of the river. stay in the middle.
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rock dam
Vermilion River - Pontiac, IL

piles of rocks across the width of the river. this can be navigated depending on depth of the river. stay in the middle.
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Ladd st dam
Vermilion River - Pontiac, IL

small dam
portage around on south side of dam. - Map it
Busse North Dam
Busse Woods Lake - Elk Grove, IL

Boats are not allowed in north Lake.
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Busse South Dam
Busse Woods Lake - Elk Grove, IL

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Main Dam - Busse Lake
Busse Woods Lake - Elk Grove, IL

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Hebron Dam
Bark River - Hebron, WI

Location on this is rough.
http://www.co.jefferson.wi.us/P...
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Earth Dike and Culvert
Skokie Lagoons - Skokie Lagoons, IL

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Voltz Road/Glencoe Dam
Skokie Lagoons - Skokie Lagoons, IL

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Pine Street Dam
Skokie Lagoons - Skokie Lagoons, IL

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Tower Road Dam
Skokie Lagoons - Skokie Lagoons, IL

Small dam just north of Tower road.
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Willow Road Dam
Skokie Lagoons - Skokie Lagoons, IL

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Lagoon No 2 Dam
Skokie Lagoons - , IL

Off of Lagoon No. 2
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Lagoon No 6 Dam
Skokie Lagoons - , IL

Off of Lagoon No. 6
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Skokie Lagoon Dike
Skokie Lagoons - , IL

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Skokie Lagoon Dike
Skokie Lagoons - , IL

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Chicago Botanic Gardens Dam
Skokie Lagoons - , IL

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Lake in the Hills Dam
Lake in the Hills - Lake in the Hills, IL

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Saganashkee Slough Dam
Saganshkee Slough - Palos Park, IL

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Tampier Lake Dam
Tampier Lake - Orland Park, IL

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Spring Lake Dam
Spring Lake - Aurora, IL

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Westwood Creek Dam and Pump Station
Westwood Creek - Addison, IL

Dam and pump station used for storm water management. Used to prevent high water levels on Salt Creek from flowing into Weswood Creek.
http://www.cbbel.com/flash/proj...
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Crescent Blvd Culvert/Dam
DuPage River East Branch - Glen Ellyn, IL

Dam/culvert just before Crescent Blvd in Churchill Woods.
http://www.saltcreekeastbranch....
- DuPage County Forest Preserve? Map it
Prentiss Creek Dam
Prentiss Creek - Woodridge, IL

At south end of Seven Bridges Golf Course Lake, a couple hundred feet before joining with East Branch of DuPage River.
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Wausau Dam
Wisconsin River - Wausau, WI

Located south of whitewater park
http://www.wvic.com/Rice/wausau...
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , IL

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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Stevens point Dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

a dam
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dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

big dam
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dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

big dam
get out WAY behind this dam... there are huge cliffs on either side, about 1 mile back is the soonest you can get out and portage... long portage. - Map it
dam
Wisconsin River - , wisconsin

big dam
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