County Owned Dams

Adams County owns and operates nine dams and therefore is responsible for the associated maintenance and regulation. Each specific dam is responsible for maintaining specified water levels set by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). These levels are referred to as the minimum and maximum operational levels. The goal is to maintain the water levels between the minimum and maximum at a “normal” level. However, during uncontrolled weather events such as drought or severe rainfall, these levels will deviate beyond the operational levels for shortened periods of time. Depending on the size of the dam and associated impoundment, these fluctuations may range greatly based on the severity of the weather event.

Camelot (Upper/North) Dam

Sherwood Dam

  • Constructed in 1970
  • Sand (Pf) Soil Condition
  • High Hazard Rating
  • WDNR Water Levels:
      • Minimum 991.73
      • Maximum 992.73

Camelot (Lower/South) Dam

  • Constructed in 1970
  • Sand (Pf) Soil Condition
  • High Hazard Rating
  • WDNR Water Levels:
      • Minimum 1010.59
      • Maximum 1011.59

Lake Arrowhead Dam

  • Constructed in 1970
  • Sand (Pf) Soil Condition
  • High Hazard Rating
  • WDNR Water Levels:
      • Minimum 962.84
      • Maximum 963.39

Big Roche-A-Cri "Cottonville" Dam

  • Constructed in 1926
  • Sand (Pf) Soil Condition
  • High Hazard Rating
  • WDNR Water Levels:
      • Minimum 945.92
      • Maximum 946.25

Easton Dam

This is used for a trout stream.

There needs to be at least 25% flow-age at all times.

  • WDNR Water Levels:
    • Maximum 904.0 National Geodetic Vertical Datum

McGinnis Dam

Peppermill Dam

Fawn Dam