I unashamedly copied this story here into this thread. The author was not credited, but the story is too important not to be told. All credits for this story remain with the Muskogee Phoenix. Printed in the Muskogee Phoenix Newspaper this morning, Wednesday, Sept 3, 2008: "Part Of Webbers Falls parking area to close A portion of the public parking area below the Webbers Falls Powerhouse will be closed to the public Sept 15 and is expected to remain closed for up to 4 years, according to a media release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Two contractors will begin work this month, the release stated. The projects were listed as Major rehabilitation of the cranes, turbines and generators. A portion of the public parking area below the Webbers Falls Powerhouse will be closed to the public beginning about September 15 and will remain closed for up to four years. The Area will be fenced to previde a staging area for the construction equipment, materials and contractor facilities. The fenced area will extent approximately 1500 feet from the existing gate to the tin can toilets on the west side of the access road. A four-foot wide corridor will be left between the fence and the guardrail so that the popular fishing area along the river is accessible. A limited amount of parking area will remain downstream of the fenced area. Those desiring to fish closer to the powerhouse must park in this area and use the available corridor. There will also be additional work taking place in this area within the next six weeks. The flood water release earlier this year damaged the existing sidewalks on this same section of riverbank; the walks were undermined and shifted creating hazardous unstable conditions. To eliminate this safety hazard, another contractor will be working in this area with heavy equipment, and the area will be closed to the public for safety reasons. In addition to resolving the safety problems, this work will also improve the angler access to the rip-rap areas. The work should be completed in two to three weeks and anglers will again have access to this area." The release sure came at a bad time... just when the skipjack were running!