posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 07:13 PM
its normal for a river to experiance this kind of thing. Flash floods...heavey rains ect. Prior to the building of Lake Powell the Grand Canyon had
this happen alot. Once the BIG DAM was built, it changed the enviroment of the Grand Canyon drasticly.......it effected not only the beaches, but the
For a few years now they have been opening the gates and flooding downstream, MUCH to the pleasure of extreme whitewater enthusiests(SP?)
This is a GOOD thing that they do..........!!
Sure its a little late, but they should NEVER have built Lake Powell to begin with.All the ancient ruins they covered under the water can NEVER be
I am glad they have realised how much good can be done by PRETNDING its a flash flood, in beach restoration. If the beaches are just the same with no
sand redeployment, bushes take root and then the beach becomes a vast tamerisk jungle.(tamerisk bushes are NOT natural to the area anyway, ANOTHER big
BOOBOO).....so no beach.
Beaches are needed for the mountain goats and deer to reach the prescious water. Beaches are needed for the whitewater rafters, ME included.