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Plan proposes removal of 2 dams in central Iowa

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FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A proposed plan to remove two dams across the Des Moines River in central Iowa could cost more than $4 million and be completed next winter.

The Messenger reports that the proposal presented to the Fort Dodge City Council Monday calls for the removal of the Hydroelectric Dam and the Little Dam during the winter of 2018-19.

Wade Greiman is a project manager with engineering firm Snyder & Associates. He says the Hydroelectric Dam removal will cost about $3.6 million and the Little Dam removal will cost about $750,000.

The dams would be replaced with structures to direct water and reduce stream bed erosion.

The funding will be included in a $9 million general obligation bond issue proposal, which the council will consider on March 12.

Information from: The Messenger,

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