What can you imagine along the Des Moines River?

These illustrations show the kinds of activities that could happen in and along the river if the Center Street and Scott Street dams were removed or modified. These drawings show what's possible, and final designs could include any number of combinations of the concepts shown. All of these ideas maintain existing water levels above the Center Street dam. That pool supports upstream recreation and water treatment.

Bolton & Menk, a Des Moines engineering firm, produced the illustrations with the guidance of the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the city of Des Moines, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and others.

Results from our previous survey