The "Famous" History of the 13th Street Dam

The "Famous" history of the 13th street dam

Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Presented by Christina Murphy

The buried alluvial aquifer that provides the community its source water for drinking has long been studied and analyzed by professors and graduate students at Iowa State University. Their research on the aquifer helped determine how water travels underground and reaches the downtown well field. During the drought in the late 1970s, source water in the community reached a critical stage and later, was the basis for building the dam. Christina Murphy, Assistant Director for Ames Water and Pollution Control, will explore how the dam came about and explore it future.

Presented in partnership by the Outdoor Alliance of Story County, Story County Conservation, Ames Public Library, and Ames Historical Society.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:00pm