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I guess it's time to drop it, but I honestly didn't get how the management of rivers that are both channelized and very large (as you now imply) is relevant to a discussion of rivers that are so tiny that the legality of carrying your boat around complete blockages caused by fallen trees is cause for concern. It seems you were comparing apples to oranges and I didn't expect such a comparison from you. I also wouldn't have expected you to make a comparison between such heavily managed rivers within such thoroughly industrialized/urbanized areas to the kinds that occur elsewhere, nor the accompanying statement that reporting fallen trees to some government authority is only natural. I "get it" that this is normal where you live, and yes it seemed backward to me when I had the topic of small, natural rivers in my mind, but I'm not "wrong" to mention that 99 percent of us don't see any such "management" on our rivers.
By the way, I used to read your contributions to some of the debates on B & B, and I always thought you showed really good sense in presenting your ideas, so yes, this whole idea that one should actually expect government help regarding fallen trees really was a "stretch" in my mind, because it wouldn't happen in any place I've ever been or heard about.
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