Little Roche-a-Cri Creek subject to fierce dam dispute

Jul 20th, 2016 | OTHER NEWS

Little Roche-a-Cri Creek is a large tributary to the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Rapids.  It’s quite nice and I have scouted it several times for paddling, but have never pulled the trigger because of fear of logjams.  There actually is a dam on the creek at the village of Friendship where the owner sells the electricity generated to the power company.   What is fascinating is that the locals accuse the owner of “blackmailing” them to buy the dam by intentionally lowering the water levels.  You can read the full story here.  There is a remote chance the dam might be removed which could make upper sections of the creek navigable, but I suspect this is unlikely.

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