Waterloo Activates Downtown Inflatable Dam

The City of Waterloo will begin activation of the inflatable dam on the Cedar River Monday, April 29, 2024. Due to river levels, the inflation will take several weeks to complete.

At full inflation, the dam will raise the upstream river level by approximately four feet, allowing for more boating and river recreational activities. The dam can be lowered when river levels are high and individual sections may be lowered to clean out debris or log jams.

The dam will remain inflated until October 2024, weather permitting.