Damming the Chippewa River
One glorious result of damming the Chippewa River at Terrace, for
the original purpose of capturing water to power the Mill, was the
inevitable creation of the Mill Pond. Today the millpond offers beautiful
reflective still waters with daily evolving views. Peaceful and serene.
Even in the coldest winter months, the water cascades gracefully over
the weir, relaxing visitors with the gentle sounds of falling water.
Dammed by a weir
to create the Mill
East branch of the Chippewa River
The weir dam was built as an interruption in the flow of
water, to raise and maintain water flow, making it an "energy
reservoir" available to power the mill.
Visit the Historic Terrace Mill District and enjoy the views
of what the pioneers called the "Dreaming River."