Wayne Chorter is right. I went to a meeting about "fixing" Smelter, there are a lot more interests involved in entering the river to make changes than just boaters.
The permit to make changes to the Park was revoked for a long time. After a lot of time on the phone by some locals it got opened up to fix the right bank hazard. Which I think was needed. At about 1000 or so, I saw a couple newbies wash into the right wall, then into a pin on a flake rock just downstream.
The excavation at low water looked sweet. It looked like a 3' flat pourover, destined to be big and munchy. It is currently very disappointing, but on its way up to 1000 it was OK.
Who knows what it will be like with 1500 to 5000 in it. It is too early to make changes even if we could.
I think the big picture is: hopefully it doesn't effect the dynamics of Corner pocket.