Restore the Kinnickinnic River through Dam Removal

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Jesse Severson
2 years ago
people must enjoy the natural beauty!!

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Matty Baldwin
3 years ago
Im signing this because damns have been proven to cause significant amount of damage, negatively effect ecosystems, kill animals, and pollute the water.

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andre lima
3 years ago
Fishing and preservation are very important to me

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James Salkas
3 years ago
Restore this beautiful river. Let it flow free!

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Jay Custer
3 years ago
The dams are no longer needed. A naturally flowing stream would ensure trout habitat downstream.

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Jeffrey Craig
3 years ago
Removal of the dam will open the river's full potential as a cold-water fishery.

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Liz Rauer-Kramer
3 years ago
I love paddeling on the Kinnickinnic!

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Jenifer Markoe
3 years ago
The small amount of energy that these dams provide is not enough to offset the damage it is doing to the river. I think these dams are ugly and are more of a eyesore then anthing else. Also the energy could replaced by other renewable energy sources like solar panels. This will also help the town make it more inviting to outdoor recreation opportunities along with helping the town image with showing how much this little river has meant to the history of this town as we move forward to better cleaner society.

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Jim Bolton
3 years ago
It makes sense ro remove the dam for countless reasons (environmentally, tourism impacts, etc) .

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Rellen Hardtke
3 years ago
On my very first day in River Falls, my family went for a walk on Main Street. After asking several business owners where the "falls" were, we finally went to the River Falls Chamber of Commerce office. No one at the Chamber of Commerce knew where the "falls" in River Falls were. We were saddened by this, and saddened more when we saw how much potential river beauty and nature the city had turned its back on. I believe the dams should be removed for scientific reasons. However, those only concerned with financial issues should know that there is likely to be an economic boom in River Falls if the river is freed. For example, Iceland considered damming some more of their rivers for hydroelectric power but their dramatic falls have earned them far more in tourism dollars than they would have created in power. Iceland is still very environmentally focused; in fact, they are energy independent. Choosing to NOT dam Gullfoss (see link) was not anti-environmental. In fact, it was the smart environmental choice and the smart financial choice too! I hope River Falls will make the right environmental and right financial decision too. In this case, they are the same. https://www.goiceland.com/blog/top-10-waterfalls-in-iceland/