Originally Posted by craporadon
Thanks for the links to the hydro project on the canal Meng. I think that is a great idea to make power there on the canal. But what about the M Wave? Is that project going to impact the M Wave? We should try to make that not happen.
The proposed generation site is not at the M-Wave site, it's upstream. During Esca season, I asked Hotze what he thought about the project and he does not think there will be an impact to the feature. My one concern is that access could get more difficult and enforcement of no trespassing stipulations might become more heavily enforced....but this is just an unfounded 'worst case' concern at this point. I think the reality is that paddlers have no legal grounds to protest anything going on in the SOuth Canal for recreation or acess reasons because the canal, the water and the surrounding land is all privately owned. My hope is that the project goes through (setting a good example for others to follow) and does not impact the limited amount of paddling that goes on there.....for access not to get shut off, our best best is probably just to lay low and not advertise that a kayaking interest even exists really (if they - energy developers - know about it, they will need to address it. If not, it can be business as usual). I guess I am the one talking about it here so maybe I should just shut up.
Hope that provides some clarity.....