Just talked to the man at the helm of the backhoe for about an hour. It's still underway so don't judge it just yet. I told him people were going to be pissed if the high water wave was disturbed or the low water boat chute wave was ruined. After being there in person and talking it over, it seems to me its going to be OK.
First, there's no in river change on river right. So everything over there is same and completed.
There's a new little peninsula on river left, but it will be underwater at about 2k-2.5k. The area hard river left downstream of the wave/hole is cleaned up and deeper. The changes there should serve as a nice little eddy and a pinch point to get the deep end a little more accessible and a little more wave-y at lower flows by pinching more water in there. Rebuilding the gap in the rockwork that used to be on river left has already raised the upstream water table, so the boat chute wave should be better at a lower flow band.
The upper bank on river left is going to be coming back basically the way it was, with hopefully a little tiny jetty sticking out on river left upstream of the feature. Hoepfully this will create a better eddy at flows between 5k and 10k. What effect this will have on the deepend wave/hole at those flows remains to be seen. I am a little concerned about this section. I'm hoping that a little curler hole forms river left and sucks you easily into the main action, and that the river centerish stuff remains unchanged.
At flows above 10k I don't think we are going to see any change. And thats good since its fine the way it is. Yes, it would be nice if you didn't have to hike it, but what are you willing to risk to see this happen?
If you have anything to say post it here tonight and I can see that your comments are communicated before its too late. They are expecting to finish the lowest areas tomorrow.