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Old 02-03-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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Classic autumn colors? Classic for what region?

Yes, Dallas does have fall colors and rolling terrain. Get out more.
That's not "flaming reds and oranges" fall color ! Those trees are a very dull reddish and dingy brown in appearance.
Treat yourself one year and go look at some real fall color up in the Ozarks. That's not too far from Dallas, easy drive up there. As beautiful as the leaves are up in the Missouri Ozarks in October, the Arkansas Ozarks are probably even more spectacular.

 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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That's not "flaming reds and oranges" fall color ! Those trees are a very dull reddish and dingy brown in appearance.
Treat yourself one year and go look at some real fall color up in the Ozarks. That's not too far from Dallas, easy drive up there. As beautiful as the leaves are up in the Missouri Ozarks in October, the Arkansas Ozarks are probably even more spectacular.
Why does it always have to be a competition? We are not talking about Missouri or Arkansas. You can discuss that somewhere else!
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Jim Schutze has an article in the Observer recently about how every levee upgrade ever done costs way more than what's anticipated. He estimates, based on past levee upgrades, that it could cost 1 billion. By the way, if the money has been approved and we know what the cost is, how come the work hasn't started yet?
EXACTLY

Look what New Orleans has been through with their levees.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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Hm, and it must also be true what they say about Missouri's poor school system. "You're" means "you are"....the word you're looking for is "your".

And how convenient for you to assume that I'm a "Texas Guy".
Don't blame Missouri for my horrible grammar & spelling. I've always been totally hopeless at such things. Always was and probably always will be.
So anyway, how did you come to the conclusion that there's any real color in the leaves when they turn in the fall in Dallas ?
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Don't blame Missouri for my horrible grammar & spelling. I've always been totally hopeless at such things. Always was and probably always will be.
So anyway, how did you come to the conclusion that there's any real color in the leaves when they turn in the fall in Dallas ?
All leaves change colors! Why are you so crazy about leaves?!?
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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Jim Schutze has an article in the Observer recently about how every levee upgrade ever done costs way more than what's anticipated. He estimates, based on past levee upgrades, that it could cost 1 billion. By the way, if the money has been approved and we know what the cost is, how come the work hasn't started yet?
Work has started. For example, the white water rapids park opened a couple weeks ago. There are also trails, the Great Trinity Forest and the Audubon Center which have all been built and are a part of the project.

Work on the tollroad has not begun. (Personally, I think a tollroad in a flood plain is a terrible idea, but it was approved by the voters). The levees have to be fixed before that work can begin.

The Army Corp of Engineers cleared the tollroad, but then after Katrina, they did another test and said the levees needed repair before the road could be built. It has been a bureaucratic mess.

Dallas raised the funds for building the park and the road in a series of bonds that were sold in the late nineties. Other funds for the road are supposed to come from the NTTA (North Texas Tollroad Authority).

NTTA: Projects

Trinity River Corridor Project - A New Future
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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The Trinity Tollway was scraped.

Corps of Engineers rates Dallas Trinity River levees unacceptable | Dallas City Hall Blog | dallasnews.com

When does the City of Dallas plan on pumping water into the Trinity?
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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The Trinity Tollway was scraped.

Corps of Engineers rates Dallas Trinity River levees unacceptable | Dallas City Hall Blog | dallasnews.com

When does the City of Dallas plan on pumping water into the Trinity?
I wish that it was. But it was absolutely not scrapped. It is delayed.

Well, at least the NTTA was still planning on building it as late as January 2011.
http://www.ntta.org/NR/rdonlyres/E7D...ITY_secure.pdf
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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All leaves change colors! Why are you so crazy about leaves?!?
Not true.

There are leaves that just die & fall off on some trees. The rest of the tree stays green & dormant till Spring for for the most part.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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The Trinity Tollway was scraped.

Corps of Engineers rates Dallas Trinity River levees unacceptable | Dallas City Hall Blog | dallasnews.com

When does the City of Dallas plan on pumping water into the Trinity?
You mean creating the lakes?
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