Originally Posted by buckmanriver
Below is a photo I shot of the take out of the run. Check out the high water mark at on the tall bridge pillar!
My father took a photo of himself standing at the base of that high bridge... He was a civil engineer. Even though he was not a fan of the Army Corps of Engineers, he thought the dam was cool. Even as a kid, I couldn't understand what was so good about it. I think he'd even been on raft trip on the Stanislaus. Parents can't be everything we want them to be.
Sounds like an unnecessary and useless project. The (temporary) reappearance of the river is an important reminder of the damage and loss that can be created by such a project.