(Following the previous dam post.)
This is the Mississippi River above the Coon Rapids Dam:
And here is the less tranquil water below:
When the river runs lower, a rocky area is exposed leading out from that island, and people can wade across from the west shore.
Here is the dam itself, viewed from the west side:
Here are a couple of vertical shots I liked. (Click on them for 2112×2816 versions. The others are 2816×2112.) All of these pictures are by me and shared with the Creative Commons “ShareAlike” license.
It’s a free culture, brothers and sisters.
Fishing is popular at the dam.
And here is one more picture from the west side, a little ways downstream: