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Des Moines Register on Lake Delhi

September 9, 2010Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Des Moines Register on Lake Delhi

A few weeks ago, I posted about Lake Delhi in Iowa, where high rains caused an earthen dam to wash out, turning the former lake into another stretch of the Makoqueta River.

A friend in Iowa just sent me this editorial from the Des Moines Register, which seems to be a good start toward the kind of analysis and consideration that we need to see in public forums such as editorial pages.

Maybe the comments, which I have not yet read, will make me less sanguine, but to me at least, the public consideration that maybe a river should be allowed to be a river is a hopeful sign.


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