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As it is today, the dam in Bellevue is a danger to the public. At low water, rebar and old metal structures can be seen protruding from the 60 year old cement structure; at high water these hazards are hidden from view--yet equally as dangerous.
All year round, the dam creates a recirculating wave. This type of wave is notorious for holding vicitims in its current which ultimately leads to drowning.
For most of the year, the dam is also a barrier which prevents fish from traveling upstream.