About Rapidan Dam

The Rapidan Dam is an active, hydro-electric dam situated on the Blue Earth River.

Completed in 1910, the dam and reservoir are the property of Blue Earth County. The turbines, generators and equipment are owned and operated by North American Hydro.

The dam is 87′ from creek bed to the top and is 475′ long and produces enough electricity for 2000-3000 residences.

Photo by Rick Pepper - Looking at the top side of the dam from the road bridge (County Rd. 9)
Photo by Rick Pepper – Looking at the top side of the dam from the road bridge (County Rd. 9)
Photo by Rick Pepper - Accessory hardware
Photo by Rick Pepper – Accessory hardware
Photo by Rick Pepper - Looking along the front of the dam - looking towards the Store
Photo by Rick Pepper – Looking along the front of the dam – looking towards the Store
Photo by Rick Pepper - Low water, the Blue Earth river between the new(er) road bridge and the dam
Photo by Rick Pepper – Low water, the Blue Earth river between the new(er) road bridge and the dam

 

Contact

Location

Glory Lane, Rapidan