Work continues around the clock at RRHP

MRES releases new RRHP progress video

MRES releases new RRHP progress video

Nov 25

Check out the progress of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project in this new video.

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Work on the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project continues

Work on the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project continues

Nov 19

Work on the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project continues with approximately 100 workers on the site at this time. Construction of the temporary and permanent earth retention structures on both the upstream and downstream sides of the dam is underway.

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T15 to be closed to all traffic beginning October 30

T15 to be closed to all traffic beginning October 30

Oct 08

A section of Highway T15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam is projected to be closed to all traffic for about 10 to 12 weeks beginning October 30. This date could change due to future weather and lake conditions.

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MRES Officially Breaks Ground on RRHP

MRES Officially Breaks Ground on RRHP

Aug 14

The official groundbreaking of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP) took place Aug. 13 at Lake Red Rock near Pella, Iowa.

The project is a retrofit of an existing Army Corps of Engineers dam on the Des Moines River that will produce 36 megawatts of power, with the capacity to generate up to 55 megawatts during peak seasons; enough to power about 18,000 homes. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is building the project, which is being financed by Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA). RRHP is expected to be completed in 2018, at which point it will be the second-largest hydropower facility in Iowa.

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Red Rock North Tailwater area to be closed

Red Rock North Tailwater area to be closed

Aug 04

During construction of hydroelectric plant, the Red Rock North Tailwater area will be closed.

The North Tailwater area near the Red Rock Dam will be closed to the public beginning Aug. 4 to enable construction of hydroelectric facilities at the Dam. The closure will extend until construction of the project is completed in the spring of 2018.

The closure will include the North Tailwater Recreation Area of Lake Red Rock, and a section of the Volksweg Trail from Howell Station Campground to North Overlook Picnic Area in that vicinity.

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