“One of my concerns is the discharge that the city lets out right below the weir. The wipers come up there and feed right we’re they let out this nasty stuff,” he wrote. “I read where they are going to redo it and make it safer and kayak friendly. The problem is I don’t think anybody will enjoy boating in this stuff. I thought if I bring it to the attention of the newspaper maybe someone will look into it.”
I agree that we need to do more to clean up the Kansas River so boaters and anglers will want to use its waters and fish taken out of the river can be eaten without health concerns. Shunga Creek is another area where I am wary of eating the fish that live there, even though most of the fish I’ve caught there appear to be quite healthy. I hope that local and state officials will continue to work to keep our waters clean and safe.
“It also seems like the old river rats are gone,” Towers said. “When I float the river now, I hardly see any signs of limb lines like I used to 20 to 30 years ago. We need to get more people on the river.