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Old 03-13-2011   #41
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here is a link on what it way look like if it works out to give you an idea. ask questions if you need help understanding something
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Old 03-13-2011   #42
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Thanks, yea i read through it and it looks to be like enough water, but i am wondering if there is a difference with the dam in place or not?
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Old 03-13-2011   #43
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That is a good question and I hope someone know but go to a meeting find out and let us know what you find out
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Old 03-14-2011   #44
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Sir, you find a white water boating message board, join up and start posting that you are going to do every thing you can to stop a proposed white water park because you are a fisherman and do not think boaters can share the water with you.

What did you expect?

Then you keep feeding the fire with more posts.

My opinion, you came to the message board looking to create a issue and you got it.
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Old 03-14-2011   #45
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Unfortunately when people have different views on a matter people can get rather passionate. Don't let some people turn you off with their strong response to your view, as you shared your view with us.

We all love the river, and we want to see it healthy. Whitewater boaters want to see the river healthy as you do. American Whitewater is one of the primary organizations that whitewater boaters are involved with, and the health of fish and river life is one of their primary goals. The relationship between boathers and fishermen has been a rocky one, but we are all seeking the same goal.

I'm in Dayton, OH and we recently had an example of the same battle here. There was a lowhead dam that had created a pond, and those who enjoy fishing were upset about it's removal. Unfortunately the primary advocate for removal of the dam lost his life in the dam, as well as his wife. The dam was removed, and since that time the health and variety of fish at this location has exploded. You can read a news article here: River life thriving after removal of low Englewood Dam There was no whitewater park with this project, it was just performed to remove a dangerous dam and restore health to the river.

What you see as far as the silt and mud when the lake went down is part of the damage that dams cause. Because there's no flow to keep that moving, it just settles in to create muck. In the long run that damages the fish, creating an environment that is only friendly to certain types of fish. With a project to remove a dam they will remediate that, and it will be established as a healthy stream. It may be more seasonal in it's flow, but the fish will be healthier.

We all really are on the same side, it just takes time to understand each other's viewpoint and that maybe something other than what we have always known can be better.
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Old 03-14-2011   #46
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To All, I may have been a bit rash and I will admit that and yes there were some that were a bit harsh to me,as was I to you. i do not hold any grudges or ill will. I will do some more digging into what it proposed. Thank you all for your time and understanding. I just want what is best for all involved. is offline   Reply With Quote
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I grew up and still farm 10 miles south of Charles City and now live an hour away from both CC and Mancherster. The Charles City WW park is already being used by fisherman everytime I am in town. Manchester residents wouldn't believe the number of spectators on the banks both times we have done testing. What else is going to draw people into Manchester? I would love to have a five to six feature run! FYI CCWWP grand opening July 29 2011!
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Old 06-09-2011   #48
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Yea... I live along what is/was Lake Delhi down stream from Manchester, and to answer the OP's original question.... Heck yea! I think it would be great if Manchester had a WW park... I would definitely go! Economic development is a good thing... Two thumbs up!

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