To the Editor,
Re: City plans to remove two century-old dams, Nov. 1.
In the good old days of common sense, I was taught that in order to decrease volume, you simply added solids to your vessel thereby reducing the capacity of the vessel and resulting in a direct ratio more solids less liquids.
Of course our modern age engineers obviously never went to a common sense school. Rather than spend $22 million on reinforcing the dams or $6 million on removing them, spend a million or so and fill both of the lakes with boulders.
That reduces the capacity to a safe level and still retains the beauty and serenity of the park and its surrounding areas.
It reduces any risk of the dams collapsing and saves the taxpayers a great deal of money which could then be devoted to more worthwhile and common sense projects.