Water Trail Projects - Construction Crew Update April 21, 2016

Take a look at some of our completed projects. Current projects will be updated soon.



Project: Manchester Whitewater Park

Begin Date: September 2014
Completion Date: Summer of 2015
IDNR Involvement: Provided a $200,000 Dam Mitigation Grant


Construction began in September of 2014 on the $1.8 million project. The new whitewater facility was funded in part by a $200,000 dam mitigation grant from the Iowa DNR. The whitewater park stimulates the local economy through increased use from paddlers, anglers and outdoor recreationalists including families who come down to picnic and watch at water’s edge. New local businesses rent out kayaks and inner tubes to tourists. Iowa's second whitewater park is another example of what can be done by removing or modifying low-head dams. Be sure to come up and bring the entire family for the fun on June 18th at the 2nd annual "Let It Flow" Riverfest.


Manchester Whitewater Park Photo Gallery:

Crowds gather for people and paddler watching
Gathering for paddler watching


A fun place for families
A fun place for families!


New rental businesses open
New rental businesses open


If you build it, they will come
If you build it, they will come


A typical weekend in Manchester, Iowa
A typical weekend in Manchester, IA


Bigger and healthier fish for anglers
Bigger and healthier fish for anglers


Manchester, river town of the year
Manchester, river town of the year


Perfect wave to play on
The perfect wave to play on


-	Boats and tubes enjoying the river together.
Boats and tubes enjoying the river


paddlers of all ages come to play
Paddlers of all ages come to play


Paddlers travel to come to Manchester
Manchester becomes a destination


Show-boating one's skills
Show-boating one's skills