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Developers map out proposed Waterloo whitewater park

Developers map out proposed Waterloo whitewater park

WATERLOO (AP) — Crews have begun mapping the bottom of the Cedar River as part of an effort to develop a $2.6 million whitewater park and kayak course near downtown Waterloo.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports a few people were out on the river Saturday in a boat equipped with expensive sonar equipment.

Waterloo firefighter and whitewater enthusiast Ty Graham said he hopes construction might be getting started by this time next year so the park could open in 2017.

'It'll be fun five years from now to look back and remember when we were doing these studies,' Graham said.

The plans call for creating an 80-footwide strip of whitewater along the east side of the river between the Park Avenue and Fifth Street bridges.

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