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By the Missoulian | Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:15 pm taken from the Missoulian.
A 35-year-old Wisconsin man has drowned while rafting on the Lochsa River in north-central Idaho.
Randy A. Eroen, of Sun Prairie, Wisc., died Saturday afternoon after the raft he was in hit a rapid and all four occupants fell into the Lochsa.
Two of the rafters were able to get back into the raft and one was able to swim to shore, according to a news release Tuesday from Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings.
One of two kayakers who were
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Canadian petroleum giant Imperial Oil efforts to send more than 200 oversized truckloads of South Korean-built oil-sands equipment along highway 12 and the Lochsa River in Idaho en route to a massive open-pit bitumen operation in northern Alberta. Opponents have argued that the proposed nighttime movements pose serious safety hazards and unreasonable inconvenience for area residents.
U.S. critics of the transport project have also claimed that the Alberta tar-sands project could transform a scenic region of Idaho into a tourism-killing “industrial corridor.
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The natural dam forced the river against the left bank. The whale rocks were completley covered with mud and debris. Birthday Hole and the rest of the riverbed for miles downstream were covered by a thick layer of mud and cobble.
It took a massive effort to open the road. Part of that effort involved undaming the South Fork. The Army Corp of Engineers parked a giant Trackhoe in the middle of the river for a week and cleaned out the river bed. Not wanting to change nature (too much) they tried to put it all back together again. They took the trackhoe and dug out the center channel and placed the rocks, those that they could move, into some semblance of their previous position. The photos of the trackhoe in the river are on the wall of the Garden Valley Post office.
There is far more at stake here than just
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