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Old 09-17-2006   #1
 
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Colorado River whitewater park needs your help

In June the Bureau of Reclamation surprised the recreation communtion by telling us we needed about $2.5 million, not $400,000 to $600,000 listed in the Final Environmental Assessment. AND, we need it within 30 days of bid opening which is around the end of September. It took us two years to raise $600,000, so needless to say it appears the BOR is not very interested in building the Preferred Alternative of fish passage with recreational features, a big surprise to us. We're scrambing to find funds - if you know anyone with an extra $2,000,000, please let us know ASAP.

We never thought the BOR would build the alternative of fish passage without recreational features, but now that this is a possibility, we've begun to take a serious look at this alternative. We believe it is not only unsafe, but ultimately it is unstable and it will eventually fail, causing potential damage to the fish passage it is designed to support. Please see our website, www.grandvalleyriverpark.org for details regarding safety.

Thanks in advance.

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Wow, this must be incredibly frustrating for the organizers of this project. They must be crushed to have this happen so late when it looked like construction was going to begin soon. It really sucks.

Unfortunately, I don't have the money, only lots of heartfelt sympathy and regrests.

$2.5 million seems like an awful lot for a white water park, even on the Colorado River. Why so much?
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ever been on the colorado through GJ? the riverbed is pretty shifty. a park there would be a lot tougher than on bedrock or even cobble
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seems like, if they are going to spend $2,000,000 on a whitewater park, it should have more than just one surf wave.
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seems like, if they are going to spend $2,000,000 on a whitewater park, it should have more than just one surf wave.
The 2 million est. is the BOR's, not WWP designers. It's basically a way for the BOR to halt the construction of the park.
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