Something’s happening here; what it is ain’t exactly clear

Cannon River Cannon River

I took these two photos yesterday morning of some unusual activity adjacent to the Ames Mill on the Cannon River.

Can you guess what’s going on?


  1. Griff,

    They are re-working the east side of the dam wall. I took some pictures yesterday and I will post them on the NHS site later today.

    July 22, 2008
  2. Hey, I thought we weren’t allowed to swear!

    July 22, 2008
  3. Ray Cox said:

    Hayes is correct….the sidewall of the dam is being repaired. While it looked mighty fun on a hot day to be playing in front of the dam, I suspect OSHA would have a few words with the workers!

    July 22, 2008
  4. Griff Wigley said:

    The square fencing on the west side of the river in Ames Mill Park is to deter geese from entering the river there where tall grass has been planted along the bank. There’s evidently some evidence that geese avoid tall grass that can hide predators.

    Wasn’t something similar tried by Carleton around Lyman Lakes a few years ago, to no avail?

    July 23, 2008
  5. Kurt Larson said:

    I thought the exact same thing,
    No flotation devices,
    no throwable rings
    nothing in the event of an unplanned swim or accident.

    July 23, 2008

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