Complete Schedule

Title

From Power to Recreation: Repurposing Dams Along Iowa's Cedar River

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

This study explores how Iowa cities have repurposed dams through time and place, with a focus on three separate styles of dams in Charles City, Nashua, and Cedar Falls. The researcher combined methods in geographic information systems (GIS) with archival research. Cities build dams along rivers for a multitude of reasons, including electricity through mill dams. However, many of these dams have become obsolete as communities change and as infrastructure is not maintained. No longer in use for their intended purposes, the three dams now serve a main purpose of recreation.

Start Date

12-4-2021 10:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2021 11:00 AM

Faculty Advisor

Thomas Larsen

Department

Department of Geography

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Comments

This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title, Environmental & Geography; Monday, April 12, 2021; 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; Moderator: Marcy Seavey.

Electronic copy is not available through UNI ScholarWorks.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 12th, 10:00 AM Apr 12th, 11:00 AM

From Power to Recreation: Repurposing Dams Along Iowa's Cedar River

This study explores how Iowa cities have repurposed dams through time and place, with a focus on three separate styles of dams in Charles City, Nashua, and Cedar Falls. The researcher combined methods in geographic information systems (GIS) with archival research. Cities build dams along rivers for a multitude of reasons, including electricity through mill dams. However, many of these dams have become obsolete as communities change and as infrastructure is not maintained. No longer in use for their intended purposes, the three dams now serve a main purpose of recreation.