Monday, July 18, 2016
E.Coli Levels Low Enough For Return Of Trinity River Tubing
An advertisement from the good folks at the Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island Vision, also known as America's Biggest Boondoggle, advising polluted water aficionados that Rockin' the River Live in the Trinity is back at Fort Worth's imaginary pavilion on Fort Worth's imaginary island.
Apparently tubing is back from its short excess e.coli caused vacation, with The Boondoggle inviting you to "Come get your butt in the water and a beer in your hand, tube the Trinity River and enjoy free concerts every Thursday."
Way back at the start of this century, when the Trinity River Vision was first foisted, without warning, or public input, on the good people of Fort Worth, did anyone imagine it would come to this, decades later?
I do not recollect when the un-needed flood control, poorly thought out economic development scheme was first announced that beer drinking inner tube parties in the Trinity River was part of the plan.
And now, here we are, it is 2016, with the number one Trinity River Vision accomplishment being managing to convince a small number of Fort Worth residents that it is a good idea to get wet in the river everyone used to thing was too polluted to touch.
And which is still too polluted to eat fish one catches in that river.