CASS COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—Logansport Municipal Utilities is removing two historic dams on the Eel River. The larger dam on 10th Street and the three-foot dam located downstream are being removed. Both dams were built in the 1800s for the Logansport Waterworks and Electric Company. This project is expected to cost $300,000.
Logansport Municipal Utilities Superintendent Greg Toth says this will be the first waterway in Indiana revert back to its natural flow.
"By taking those out it'll go from 230 or 240 feet wide down to about 60 feet wide flowing a lot faster much deeper back to its original path."
The removal is expected to begin on October 17th and be completed by December 1st.