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Lawrence officials to consider river recreation area concept


November 18, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials will consider whether to move forward with a new plaza and recreation area concept along the portion of the Kansas River that borders downtown.

The city has budgeted $2 million this year to repair the Kansas River dam and address riverbank erosion south of the dam, the Lawrence Journal-World reported . The city could stabilize the riverbank by building a terraced stone plaza instead of rebuilding the existing retaining wall.

The plaza would create river entry points and extend slightly into the river, which would facilitate pools and whitewater for...

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