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by greg vanhorn
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

If you sent your email to be included in our effort to Stop the Bentonville dam, you should have received the following group email this morning. If not, please feel free to call or email me. Go Hawks, gvh Friends, River Lovers, Dam Busters, For the first time in Arkansas, a dedicated community is c...
by greg vanhorn
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

The following is a news article published in February of 2012. In 2013, the dam was overtopped again. The dam is now leaking from the "repaired" part of the dam. It is the only dam in Northwest Arkansas where water can be seen leaking through the dam and coming out the back of the dam. When a new le...
by greg vanhorn
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Thank you, Cowper and everyone else that has been so supportive of this effort to stop this ill-conceived dam from being built - a dam which offers nothing, but takes so much away in terms of recreation and health of the waterway. I just got an email from a former Bentonville Councilwoman that recen...
by greg vanhorn
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Wild rivers are earth's renegades, defying gravity, dancing to their own tunes, resisting the authority of humans, always chipping away, and eventually always winning. — (Richard Bangs & Christian Kallen, River Gods) While the Bentonville dam has water flowing through the earthen dam at this moment...
by greg vanhorn
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Bowfin, Welcome to the ACC! We appreciate your help! Please join us in this effort to conserve this beautiful natural resource. I've heard you are one of the best bowmen in the business! In a country where nature has been so lavish and where we have been so spendthrift of indigenous beauty, to set a...
by greg vanhorn
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Paddledog, The dam, like most, decreases downstream discharge, especially during summer months, due to evaporation. The elevation from the reservoir to the creek's confluence with the Elk River in Pineville, MO drops about 140' over the 14 mile journey. I've attached a link for more detailed informa...
by greg vanhorn
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Paddledog, Little Sugar Creek has considerable flow for a headwater stream. A group of us floated about 8 miles from the dam into Missouri in about 4 hours last May. In terms of the canoe and kayak park feasibility, of course, it would be a matter of scale and likely would not be equal to what the I...
by greg vanhorn
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

The positive response for this issue from people all over the state is surely and indicator that a water trail will be a destination. As a wise friend once told me, "nobody travels to a small reservoir for recreation, but a flowing creek becomes a destination which generates revenue and that is what...
by greg vanhorn
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Thanks, Mike and David. We are starting to get a good number of members. We can always use more people. This is the first time that the dam is opposed and a flowing waterway is proposed. As I've said, the mayor of Bentonville has never met a dam he didn't like. And, he has told me, "the fish can mig...
by greg vanhorn
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Thank you for posting the concept design! It's a preliminary design, but it's a good start. Notice the canoe/kayak park! :kayak: :canoe:
by greg vanhorn
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Thank you, Luke, Tracy, Jerry, Byron, Tom, Michael, Debbie, Charles, Richard and everyone else that has given permission to be copied on the letter. Mayor McCaslin has said, "there exists no interest in removing this dam..." So, we are going to need a lot of people to explain otherwise. Never before...
by greg vanhorn
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

I just received the concept design that shows what the park could look like with a free-flowing creek! The landscape architect did a great job on this design. It's too big of a file to upload, but if anyone would like to see it, let me know and I'll email it to you.
"Free the rivers" -- J. Muir
by greg vanhorn
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Lake Bella Vista's failed dam.JPG Given the choice between clean water and polluted water, I'm sure everyone in the Arkansas Canoe Club would prefer clean water. In the 21st century, most people (excluding the mayor of Bentonville) are beginning to understand that dams are a major cause of pollutio...
by greg vanhorn
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

Dr. Art Brown said: To Greg Van Horn, I support your efforts to influence the Mayor and City Council of Bentonville to initiate restoration of Little Sugar Creek and its riparian landscape by favoring the removal of the dam that forms Lake Bella Vista. This would be an excellent move by them to supp...
by greg vanhorn
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS - 3/20 Stop the Bentoville dam project
Replies: 65
Views: 7117

Re: Stop the Bentoville dam project

I am glad to report that I just received an email from Professor Emeritus, Van Brahana! He wants his name added to the email listing! We are already up to 45 people who are courageous citizens willing to add their name to this letter. "My concern about this dam is that I believe it is located relati...