I saw the article in the paper about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers planning to remove rock pinnacles. Again and as usual I do not have all of the facts, only thoughts.
Do the pinnacles constitute a dam that is holding water and maintaining water levels upstream? Is the plan to remove just a channel wide enough for barge traffic, or the whole width of the river? Sounds like a good place for a dam with locks to help control water levels.
Too bad the river levels cannot be maintained with low-level dams and locks, which provide transportation, boating, water supply and water control, something like they have been doing for a couple of hundred years in Europe, and still do. How's the Erie Canel doing?
Problems can be solved. Show me the money!