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April 21, 2013

Proposed Potomac River project sparks questions

I read the article by Times-News staff writer Greg Larry, “Canal Place supports river pro-ject” on April 16, 2013. The article was good but it left me with many questions:

1. Why does it cost 75,000 to test sediments from the dam? How do they justify that cost?

2. Will it and how will it affect the subdivisions, along the river, when the dam is removed?

3. How much will the river rise after the dam is removed?

4. Will signs be posted by the National Park Service for those subdivisions who has river access, such as “Private Property: Violators will be Prosecuted?”

5. Will a map be available online?

The last two are very important to me.

6. Is there a blueprint on the proper way the river access should be built by these subdivisions? Eliminating concrete. There should be a standard blueprint each subdivision who has access to the river should follow. This should be mandatory. Safety issue for all.

7. Lastly, what will the designated markers look like, for those traveling on the river, to designate private and pubic access?

I would really appreciate if these questions can be answered by one of authority.

Elizabeth M. Sullivan

Paw Paw, W.Va.

 

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