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Old 03-13-2011   #11
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Dave, I appreciate the reply, i would be interested in reading something like that, but I should also point out that the part of the river in question is nothing but a mud/sand bottom. I guess, i just look at the area I am from and wonder why city officials have to try to "keep up with the Jones" when we are a town of 5,000 and a declining population.
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Old 03-13-2011   #12
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Originally Posted by WhatWouldJesusBoat View Post
There's plenty of outdoorsmen and fishermen that paddle as well, my friend. And maybe they need a place to take their kids playboating. My guess is there are plenty of places to fish in your state, what about sunny and friendly Millville? And if I am wrong, let your fish flag fly and get your concerns heard locally to the powers that be. With all these new WW parks going up, I guess I am mistaken thinking IOWA was short for Independently Organized Whitewater Aficionados. My bad.

Actually most call it, Idiots Out Wandering Around Sure there are a fair amount of places to fish in Iowa, we are about an hour from the Mississippi river in 2 directions. I guess, I think to myself, why travel for something when it is in your backyard.
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Old 03-13-2011   #13
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given that people paddle in industrial waste at Confluence Park in the middle of Denver, sandy/muddy is not that weird. Good news is the survivors will become committed to improving the ecosystem.
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Old 03-13-2011   #14
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So... do you have any knowledge about ww parks?
Do you have any knowledge of the Charles city ww park?
Do you know that a ww park could boost our economy and recreational opportunities in Manchester?
Do you know that studies on ww parks actually improve fishing? A ww park puts more oxygen into the water for aquatic life (fish).
Did you know that a ww park provides better fish habitat.
Did you know a ww park provides more and better accesses for fishing.
Did you know a ww park can allow for fish passage, instead of having a dead area where no fish can get upstream of the current concrete dam in Manchester.
Did you know a ww park can provide a safer environment for children and youth to experience the river.
Why not try to increase the waning population, rather than let it die, as you say.
Did you know the Iowa dnr has to approve anything that would affect the fish in any of our rivers. They approved the great ww park being built in Charles city.
So, you're telling me... you don't want better fishing for everyone, better river access, improved fish habitat and populations. You don't want to give your children a new park and and more recreational opportunities. And you don't want your hometown to benefit economically and give our residents something to be proud of?
Before you go blatantly posting, you better get your facts straight.
Did you attend the public meeting held in Manchester where the gal gave the great update speech of where Manchester wants to go with a ww park.
I grew up fishing below the faraway dam, so I'm all for providing more opportunities for everyone to fish and have a great park too.
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Old 03-13-2011   #15
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Hannah, your right I might have rushed to judge this. That having been said, I did not attend the meeting as I was not aware of it. As far as blatantly posting, i did not think that i was doing any such thing, i was merely giving my opinion. As far as growing up fishing below the "fareway" dam goes, I fished it a heck of a lot longer than fareway has been there. I have seen it go from what it once was to what it is now. The fishing has decline with every "improvement" I will give it this, I will do more research into the subject. I do want better fishing for everyone, I just think that other things can be done to achieve this. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011   #16
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Originally Posted by Boilerblues View Post
The greater Dayton, Ohio area has one whitewater feature built (in Springfield), and there are 4 more proposed. Wouldn't recommend Dayton as a whitewater destination (do they make bullet proof dry tops?), but it's great for the locals
Quit rippin' on my hometown....bullet proof? Dayton isn't quite Detroit or DC.
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Old 03-13-2011   #17
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Fisherman, not trying to nasty about it, but its pretty disgusting to see someone post such opposition for a great project that a lot of people have put countless hours of their free time in getting it this far.
Perhaps the improvements were not right for the area, but this ww park could be the solution.
I would rather have a ww park that would benefit the interests of all Manchester's residents and visitors, rather than just one small group of fisherman. Wouldn't you want everyone to be able to enjoy the area instead of just a handful of people?
Ever do any trout fishing, there are lots of good areas for that too.
How close are you to the "my backyard "fareway" fishing spot?
why don't you become a part of the solution, ask about how to join the good to great river committee and help get an awesome ww park built for our town!
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Old 03-13-2011   #18
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Classic example of being gunho about somthing you know nothing about.
"Well I ain't done no research or gotten involved in no way but I tell you what boi, I don't like it one bit nosirry bob."
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Old 03-13-2011   #19
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I'm with Dave on this. I've done some volunteer river restoration work with Trout Unlimited and many of the conservation measures for streams look and work exactly like water park structures. Weirs create pooling, pooling captures cool water, fish like that, happy fish breed. Doesn't have to be zero sum, in fact can be solid wins for pretty much everyone.
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Old 03-13-2011   #20
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JohnR, this is not a trout stream we are talking about, we have plenty of those.
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