Letters to the Editor

Water, not dams dangerous to area

To the Editor,

Re: City plans to remove two century-old dams, Nov. 1.

The city has made a hard, but wise decision in favour of public safety.

If the dam breaches and all that water does the damage imagined, that is a big problem.

But, it’s the water that would cause the actual damage, not the dams. Why not drain the water below dam levels, install culverts under the dams or cut a drainage creek from the upper river to the lower one? It’s a dry creek in the summer anyway.

Save millions of dollars, leave the dams.

Neil Saunders

Nanaimo

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