In the Iowa 25-Year Conservation program a series of artificial lakes were planned for Southern Iowa. On August 26, 1932, the Betz Construction Company of Sioux City, was awarded the contract by the Iowa Fish and Game to build the dam for the first lake under the supervision of the Brown Engineering Company of Ottumwa. All other dams have been built by the State Board of Conservation and the Fish and Game Commission, with the aid of Federal agencies.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1935 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Aitken, W. W.
"Iowa's Artificial Lakes,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 42(1), 189-197.
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