IMAGES - NOW: Low Head Dam

Bellevue's dam is a version known as a {quote}low head{quote} dam.  Low head dams create recirculating hydraulics and are the cause of many drownings; please click here for more information on the danger posed by these dams.Our area has been lucky that no lives have been lost here.  We need to alter this dam so that it still serves its original purpose of diverting water through the headgate and into the canal for agricultral purposes, but also, becomes a safe place to enjoy.
Low Head Dam

Bellevue's dam is a version known as a "low head" dam. Low head dams create recirculating hydraulics and are the cause of many drownings; please click here for more information on the danger posed by these dams. 

Our area has been lucky that no lives have been lost here. We need to alter this dam so that it still serves its original purpose of diverting water through the headgate and into the canal for agricultral purposes, but also, becomes a safe place to enjoy.