For as long as I can remember, every time I have been to Little Falls, Minnesota I have always at least driven by the dam. Most of the time it's to avoid one extra traffic light on my way to St. Cloud, but I am always genuinely interested to see how much water is moving through it.

I drove past there this April morning after my dentist appointment and had to stop and get a picture. All units were open and water was flowing through like crazy. I have never in my life seen rapids that extreme coming from the dam. And not only that, the water level was the highest I can remember seeing as well.

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The Little Falls Hydro Station is one of 11 operated by Minnesota Power. This dam has been producing renewable power for over 100 years! It originally opened units 5 and 6 in 1906, then in 1920 units 1-3 opened. Unit 4 was opened in 1979.