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Old 09-07-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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I agree. If the park was a lively one with different type of events going on and more user friendly it would be awesome because Mill Avenue is right there with the nightlife.
The salt river would be flowing there if they didn't have this stupid reservoir and all the irrigation canals. Before the canals the Salt always ran into the Gila River.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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The salt river would be flowing there if they didn't have this stupid reservoir and all the irrigation canals. Before the canals the Salt always ran into the Gila River.
Those stupid resevoirs are a major reason Phoenix exists. Contrary to what people think the Salt/Verde resevoirs are the main source of water, not the Colorado.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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Those stupid resevoirs are a major reason Phoenix exists. Contrary to what people think the Salt/Verde resevoirs are the main source of water, not the Colorado.
Yeh i know but i just think they could do without a couple of those reservoirs. And yeh phoenix does get much of their water from the salt and verde river canal system.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Are these reservoirs at least covered from the intense sun? Otherwise it'll just evaporate.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Are these reservoirs at least covered from the intense sun? Otherwise it'll just evaporate.
They're lakes. People actually boat, ski, fish in these lakes. They're too big to cover.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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The most beautiful must for sure be Houston, Texas's downtown riverfront on scenic Buffalo Bayou. I love the placement of the new 15-story County Jail Complex on it's green, sloping south shore. A fine place to have a picnic with your girl and be leered at by felons.

Rather bizarrely, given the fact that Houston has the Buffalo-Bayou/Ship Channel that makes for the 2cd or 3rd largest port in America, our recreational "waterfront" is actually over 40 miles away at Galveston with a minor waterfront and boardwalk 20 miles away at Kemah on Galveston Bay.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:59 AM
 
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Portland, Maine's Old Port Waterfront District is very nice and not fabricated like some cities.
Portland, Maine - Old Port
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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The most beautiful must for sure be Houston, Texas's downtown riverfront on scenic Buffalo Bayou. I love the placement of the new 15-story County Jail Complex on it's green, sloping south shore. A fine place to have a picnic with your girl and be leered at by felons.

Rather bizarrely, given the fact that Houston has the Buffalo-Bayou/Ship Channel that makes for the 2cd or 3rd largest port in America, our recreational "waterfront" is actually over 40 miles away at Galveston with a minor waterfront and boardwalk 20 miles away at Kemah on Galveston Bay.
You don't get out much do you?
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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The waterfront had nothing to do with Cleveland being called "The mistake by the lake", other than the fact that
it is indeed on the lake. That was part of the tendency for comedians to make Cleveland the butt of jokes,
which came about for a variety of reasons -- none of which were related to the waterfront itself.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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Worst: Hartford, Boston, Seattle, St Louis

Best: Providence, Baltimore, Portland MAINE, Houston, Miami, and many many more.

Far too many cities have potential but fail to move forward. Many cities are so deep into a hole when it comes to creating a good waterfront that there's no way of going back. Highways are a prime example. Look at Hartford. I've lived in Hartford for many many years and have only touched the river only a few times from the Hartford side. Interstate 91 pretty much makes it inaccessible. This interstate made it impossible for having a great waterfront. New Haven is the same way. There could have been HUGE potential like Newport, RI but instead they thought building Interstate 95 right next to the water was a great idea. What were these 1960's highway designers and planners thinking?
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