Looks like the Champaign folks are at it again. How could anyone, after seeing the Memorable Bridge not know they went too far while canoeing on the river?
Take the dam out, and the canoe folks will be able to wade the river.
Also, think about the dobsonfly larva under the rocks below the dam. They will be gone forever. Also, the bluebreast darter also will be gone.
I think a stringing a cable across the river above the dam would be cheaper. This is what they do in other places.
Then the city could use the money it saves to repave our streets — again. This comes is a common-sense solution.