City Council Votes to Seek Fix For the Dallas Wave

But if it's expensive, they may go ahead and remove it from the Trinity River.

Tim vs. the Dallas Wave (photo: Elizabeth Lavin)
Tim vs. the Dallas Wave (photo: Elizabeth Lavin)

At today’s meeting, the Dallas City Council came within a vote of killing the Trinity River whitewater feature that closed pretty much as soon as it opened in 2011 because of its dangerous bypass channel, though intrepid souls like Tim Rogers have since risked life and limb navigating its troubled waters anyway.

Instead, the council gave the OK to city staff to seek out prospective fixes (none of which could be undertaken until mid-2017). Mayor Mike Rawlings made clear that any fix will have to prove to be a cheaper solution than the $3 million the council was told would be necessary to pull the thing out of the river entirely. Otherwise, he’s voting for removal.

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