Re: Re: Dam the Liffey
Did you honestly consider that I was claiming that it’s good to see what has been dumped into the river. My point was that raising the level like that would hide the current rubbish. And due to some of the lower bridges, the level could only be raise to a point. But all the crap would continue to build up.
Fair enough, it wasn’t clear from your post is all. So the river needs more regular dredging, on that we’re agreed I presume.
The idea would help with the unsightly stains and mud. But all the dam would achieve would be a consent high tide liffey. And the current liffey is still very far from beautiful at high tide. The river is better at high tide, but I would find it hard to believe that the average high tide could “encourage people to take in the liffey”.
Not in isolation, but coupled with the boardwalks and good weather, then yes, as the primary factor in people balking at the river is the stench in summer during low tides. Eliminate the push factor before creating pull factors that can’t do anything about the smell at the precise time of year that you want to maximise the river’s potential-peak tourist season.