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I have done personal calculations on amount and time of water to be removed and realize it will not be a problem for subsequent navigation by barges. Likewise, it could not be a problem to fish or wildlife on or around the river. Applying the fear elsewhere is more likely a typical environmentalist excess smoke screen.
Thomas Eans
Mayflower, AR