Floyd County has approved a bid to remove an old dam that officials say is in a state of failure.
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors approved a nearly $165,000 bid Tuesday to remove the Rockford dam. The winning bid came from Minnesota-based Beemer Companies.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1dFwQuX ) the approval is conditional on county officials raising an additional $40,000 to meet the bid. Supervisor Doug Kamm says finding the money will take some work.
Officials have discussed removing the dam, which was built in 1872, for more than a decade. In 2010, the state Department of Natural Resources declared the dam to be in a state of failure. It recommended that the dam be removed or repaired.
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