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Water Dams
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Managed By: Icon Here Water Dam Managers
Description:
A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment.
This category wants to waymark all those structures around the world.
Expanded Description:
This category accepts all types of water dams.
The Dams must be man made and must still be in use (ancient ruins or failed dams are not allowed).
Ancient water dams (Example: Roman Water Dams) can be waymarked if they are still used to obstruct, direct or retard the water flow.

Please include all information you can gather about the Water Dam, and, if possible, a brief history of the building, it´s characteristics, any funny or strange story that happened there, and, of course, some pictures.

Because this is an international web site and game with visitors from all around the world it´s important that everyone can understand what´s written. That´s why we ask you that all texts be in English or have English translation of the original text. Please understand why.

Changes after 27th September 2011 (all aproved waymarks are considered Grandfathered)
- Minor changes to the text
- Name of Dam must follow the rule bellow
- Description requirements (see bellow)

In normal circumstances your Waymark will be reviewed within 3 day´s.
Please check the officers messages to see if anyone is away.

Instructions for Posting a Water Dams Waymark:
1 - Waymark name should be: Water Dam Name - City, State/Country.
2 - Photos: All waymarks must have at least one photo.
If you can, please post a photo of the wall and another of the lake.
3 - Coordinates should be from the wall if possible
4 - Waymark must have a short and a long description
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Photo of the Dam and a description of your visit.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Waterway where the dam is located
  • Main use of the Water Dam
  • Material used in the structure
  • Height of Dam
  • Date built
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Motor Sports Allowed
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Image for Rock River Dam, Rock Falls, ILview gallery

SWSW100.1 km

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Water DamsRock River Dam, Rock Falls, IL

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This dam had a two-fold use - One at a time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/25/2006

last visited: never

Image for Graue Mill & Dam - Oak Brook, ILview gallery

SESE117 km

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Water DamsGraue Mill & Dam - Oak Brook, IL

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The current Graue Mill & Dam at this site was opened by German immigrant Frederick Graue in 1852. The original dam at this site was built of brush in 1837 by Nicholas Torode, and by Sherman King, who came to this area the year before.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/4/2008

last visited: 3/16/2015

Image for Hofman Tower & Dam - Lyons, ILview gallery

SESE123.6 km

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Water DamsHofman Tower & Dam - Lyons, IL

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Built in 1908 by brewer George Hofmann as the identifiable focal point of a picnic area, boat launch and beer garden on the Des Plaines River. On US National Register of Historic Places - see waymark WM3G5W.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/6/2008

last visited: never

Image for Starved Rock Lock & Dam - IL Waterway (North Utica, IL)view gallery

SS133.4 km

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Water DamsStarved Rock Lock & Dam - IL Waterway (North Utica, IL)

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Lock & Dam at Starved Rock. I was lucky to be there when a barge was being let through. They have a very nice Visitor Center so seeing and learning about the lock & dam is very easy. Also see waymark WM3F0Z.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/2/2008

last visited: 10/22/2014

Image for Marseilles Lock and Dam - Marseilles, ILview gallery

SS135.3 km

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Water DamsMarseilles Lock and Dam - Marseilles, IL

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Marseilles Lock and Dam is an important barrier along the Illinois River where where water is diverted either to a navigation canal for barge traffic or a former hydroelectric canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/6/2013

last visited: never

Image for Dresden Lock and Dam - Illinois Riverview gallery

SESE137.6 km

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Water DamsDresden Lock and Dam - Illinois River

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The Dresden Lock & Dam impounds the Illinois River and Des Plaines River to maintain safe and stable barge traffic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/28/2007

last visited: 3/22/2011

Image for Wisconsin Dells Damview gallery

NWNW138.9 km

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Water DamsWisconsin Dells Dam

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One of the many dams along the Wisconsin River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: 8/3/2008

Image for Montello Dam - Wisconsinview gallery

NN143.1 km

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Water DamsMontello Dam - Wisconsin

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Montello Dam is located in the City of Montello on Hwy 22.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Archived2012

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/21/2007

last visited: never

Image for Johnson-Sauk Trail Dam, near Kewanee, ILview gallery

SWSW152.6 km

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Water DamsJohnson-Sauk Trail Dam, near Kewanee, IL

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A dam that created a small lake for recreation in Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/10/2007

last visited: 5/13/2009

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