02/26/10 121 W - + 6 - 12 Dam Annoying Idea, Neighbors Say

Today's News & Observer reports on plans for a whitewater park at the bottom of Falls Dam. It's the perfect playground, say proponents, with three-foot waves to thrill kayakers. Just added a couple boulders and some other underwater features, and the thing'll be perfect. Neighbors in the nearby historic condos are less excited. They aren't fans of adding non-native boulders to the river, nor the idea of shifting water out of the north channel and into the south channel. Of course, the river right there's already been messed with, when the dam was built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We're just happy that the opportunity for a punny headline presented itself. Read the story.

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