Jeez, guys, open your minds a little bit...
I looked at the photo and thought "wow, if they can build a playpark in Texas, then there certainly must be possibilities in lots of places we'd never have thought of before."
The photo is also relevant with the recent threads related to Glenwood Spgs and Pueblo - so this is what a play park looks like under construction, eh? Interesting - they've got the low-flow routed around the construction area, the sections immediately above and below the drop seem pretty featureless, they've put in a spectator area just upstream of the drop shown, etc...
Also, its interesting to see that whitewater is catching on in TX - maybe some of the folks down there will be introduced to notions such as conservation because of it.
Not everyone's blessed to be living in your version of nature nirvana. Cut the folks a little slack...
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse