This is what a spillway looks like-- just a concrete channel
Ragged Mountain Natural Area
The caretaker's house, until the waterworks boarded it up a few years ago
A recent Thursday afternoon was an opportunity to check out the colors on display at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area. The place may soon become one of the biggest construction sites in local history as officials direct creation of a new dam here. Opponents of the dam have slated a press conference for Thursday, October 13. "Every assumption on which the dam-and-pipeline project was based has been invalidated by new information," says hydraulic engineer Rebecca Quinn, who heads a group called Citizens for a Sustainable Water Plan. Waterworks director Tom Frederick, who recently estimated that the planned construction would bar the public from the Natural Area for up to two years, stands by the information he has mustered.
–updated for print at 1:18pm Tuesday, October 11