This is an effort to raise awareness of a simple concept:
If a fish ladder must be installed
Then why not one that acts more like a natural river?
It looks better.
It creates recreational opportunities in the local community.
It is safer.
Whitewater park engineers are the ones who know how to do this.
Repost the above link to your Facebook, Google+, or any forums in which you participate. Local people are trying to make the plans for an ugly concrete fish ladder into something more sensible. This will benefit ww boaters. This will benefit fish. This will benefit the local community far beyond boaters and fishermen.
Here is a link to a study re: fish stream habitat and ww parks. You'll see the careful attention that ww park engineers give fish habitat, and how much better ww features are vs. typical concrete steps.