Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Low water, no water?

If the Estabrook Dam is removed, this is what we have to look forward to. This is what a large portion of Lincoln Park will look like. The newly-exposed sediment will require extensive (and expensive) remediation to remove contaminated silt, which is very friable when exposed. Non-native invasives will immediately colonize the soil as we witnessed in 2008 when the water was low most of the summer for PCB remediation in the Lincoln Park lagoon area.


smigar said...

I live on the "bend" the area further north of where the photo was taken. While there might be a bit more of a stream in the bend, the opportunity to kayak continuously, (without waders) is pretty much slim to none for portions of the year.

The River Otter said...

When the dam is closed we are able to paddle from below Lincoln Park all the way up to Kletzsch and back through, easily.