Benbow Lake: Yes or No?
I don't get it. Why would anyone not want the dam put up at Benbow each year?
The Redwood Times reports that some survey was given out. They don't say how the survey was sent out. I'm assuming it must have been given out to visitors to the Benbow area. Although the dam wasn't installed this year, 30 people wanted to see the dam stay. 25 did not.
Why would they not want Benbow Dam?
I suppose I could see it if it involved the cost. They say it could cost up to $1.6 million to put the dam in, but I have to wonder why it would cost that much?
It's not like it's a new project. The Benbow Dam has been there each summer for decades. All they should have to do is get a crane and lower the panels in to place. The cost should be in the thousands, not over a million.
They say something about having to get permits and have studies done. Why do they have to have those same permits and studies done year after year? Sounds like a problem with government to me.
Get rid of the permits and studies and put the dam back in next summer.