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Old 10-25-2012   #1
 
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Green River, UT diversion dam remodel

Construction will likely be coming soon to the diversion dam just below Swasey's. There is talk of adding a boat passage / fish ladder. I don't know if there is talk of a whitewater park, but with the Moab tourist economy booming it would seem like a great opportunity for GR to pull in a few more people for something other than buying gas.
There is a public scoping meeting on Thursday, November 15th from 6-9pm in the Green River City Hall. I can't make it, but hopefully someone out there can go advocate for a play wave in addition to supporting safe boat passage through the newly shaped low-head dam.

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Old 10-25-2012   #2
 
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It'd be great for a boat chute to be there. We ran that dam years ago on a Deerlodge to Hite trip, and it was pretty sketchy for both the raft and the kayaks- especially at 20K.
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A WW park would be a killer idea for the area. I'd donate.
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Anything that would help float through would be great.
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