Dale Maffitt Reservoir

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Dale Maffitt Reservoir
Location Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′01″N 93°47′31″W / 41.517°N 93.792°W / 41.517; -93.792Coordinates: 41°31′01″N 93°47′31″W / 41.517°N 93.792°W / 41.517; -93.792
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States

Maffitt Lake is a reservoir in the four corners of Dallas County, Polk County, Warren County, and Madison County, Iowa. It is located at 41°31′01″N 93°47′31″W / 41.517°N 93.792°W / 41.517; -93.792.

It is owned by the Des Moines Water Works that serves as an emergency water supply for the city of Des Moines, Iowa. In a drought emergency, the level of the Raccoon River could be brought up by draining water from the lake into the river.

Also a nice place to take a walk, as there are a significant number of trails and picnic areas in this parklike setting.

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