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Old 09-17-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Here is a little slideshow from the second tubing event that took place earlier this week near Dowtown FW. Posted with permission of Brian Luenser of the Fort Worth Achtecture Forum.

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Old 09-17-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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They must have cleaned up the Trinity, at least in FW. It used to be gross and dirty...both in Dallas and Fort Worth. These are great pics though.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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They must have cleaned up the Trinity, at least in FW. It used to be gross and dirty...both in Dallas and Fort Worth. These are great pics though.
I don't know how clean it is nowadays either. There's likely a relation between the amount of alcohol one consumes (notice the coolers and raised cans as tubers float through the 'rapids') and one's tolerance for nasty water. Better said: alcohol--> less judgment=tubing the Trinity. On the other hand, it sure looks fun! Thanks for posting the pics.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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Brian just sent me a link to a short video that he also shot that day...


YouTube - Trinity River Skiing .MOV
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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One more time... Floating Happy Hour Sept. 23rd.

Trinity River Vision Authority offers one last chance to float - Fort Worth Business Press - Fort Worth, TX
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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When I was a kid, we were told not to swim in the Trinity because of the sewage in it. Looks like it's still the case today:

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has said the Trinity River and its branches in North Texas are too high in pollutants, especially bacteria from sewage, to be safe for extended human contact.

Instead of discharging directly into surface waters, as many Gulf Coast industries do, many North Texas companies treat their waste and then discharge it into public sewer systems.
Trinity River among most polluted waters in Texas | Allen Vaught, Texas State Representative (http://www.allenvaught.com/2010/01/13/trinity-river-among-most-polluted-waters-in-texas/ - broken link)
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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When I was a kid, we were told not to swim in the Trinity because of the sewage in it. Looks like it's still the case today:

Trinity River among most polluted waters in Texas | Allen Vaught, Texas State Representative (http://www.allenvaught.com/2010/01/13/trinity-river-among-most-polluted-waters-in-texas/ - broken link)
Where they are floating is pretty much no different than floating in Benbrook Lake. It starts getting dirty past downtown a bit. By the time it gets to River Legacy Park in Arlington... no way!
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