Thursday, November 12, 2015

Red Rock Dam

Red Rock Dam is located in central Iowa on the Des Moines River forming Lake Red Rock. The dam was originally constructed for flood control and was completed in 1969 by the Army Core of Engineers. The dam is currently being being retrofitted to provide hydro-electric power. It is estimated annual energy produced by the project will be 178,000 MWh, or enough to power approximately 18,000 homes.The project is scheduled to be complete in 2018.