Originally Posted by mattman
Got to love it when a few people take it upon themselves to massively alter things for future generation's , gee, thanks guy's, I will likely never get to experience glen canyon because you thought you'd just decide what was in the best interest for future humanity.
Oh well, sounds like the mud flows at the bottom of res are slowly but surely creeping toward the center and seeling that reservoures fate, in the next generation, or 10.
Oh settle down.
Most of us, when these things were being planned and built, weren't even born. Hoover Damn was Roosevelt's thing and was built in the 1930's. Hell, my Dad wasn't even old enough to vote.
Glen Canyon was finished when I was a junior in high school in the mid 60's; no one asked my opinion.
When McPhee was planned and built in the 70's and 80's I was a hairy wild eyed guide and I stood up there with Martin Litton and the Sierra club and raised hell about it. We lost. It turns out that ranchers and bean farmers had the inside line and the deal was done before anyone even knew there was a deal.
And I'm one of the old farts around here. Anyone younger than me can't be blamed cause, you know, no one asked them cause they were babies. Or a gleam in a teenagers eye.
I still think the answer is in the Abbey book, the Monkey Wrench Gang, but I can't get anyone to rent me a house boat. Something about not letting me fill it with fertilizer or something.