- Mar 9, 2019
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The dams are mostly for creating lakes for irrigation, though they are hydro worthy sometimes.Plus there is the small matter of dams on all those western rivers. I think Hydro power is a good thing - although not without a few detrimental side effects.
The CO river had riverboats back in the day down around Yuma, but the dams did away with that. We pretty much drain it dry before it gets to Mexico.
Effingham? I grew up near there. The town has definitely prospered with the rise of shipping by semi. Driving from there to the airport in Indy last year at night was kinda treacherous, due to lots of road construction and endless trains of semis going >80 mph. I knew that if there were any "incidents", I'd be squashed like a bug...eDJ, Even landlocked cities built intermodal hubs. Eg. Effingham, IL Anywhere where air, rail, highways and/or ports intersect.