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Old 03-23-2007, 07:56 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by Pete N View Post
Forever wild is forever wild. Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.

The state has been pounded on to increase restrictions for a long time. The dam is a man-made / non-conforming structure so why should the state spend lots of money fixing it? Especially when all the rules and restrictions in place regarding construction, tree-cutting, motorized equipment, etc., will make it 10 times more difficult than it otherwise might be.

I had hoped they would fix the Cedar Lakes dam too, but no such luck. Actually, now that the water level has been down for a while and some grass is growing and the muck has dried out somewhat, it doesn't look too bad and you can actually walk aroung the shoreline.
Then why sink money into Marcy Dam?

The forever Wild is sometimes a cop out. Since it has already been altered and now supports fish and waterfowl then why alter things again.

However, Marcy Dam only supports a hiking population in a sense, much of which we could do without and be more "forever wild".
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