Well ... duh. Saying the river/canyon isn't quite the same after building the dam, is basically like clear-cutting a forest, and wondering why there isn't any shade. The only thing that's dumber than the assessment is this farcical "false flood" fix. The ecosystem was changed when the dam was built. What now is, is. And what that includes in Lees Ferry is one of the best tailwater trout fisheries in the world. However, those guides, and outfitters and businesses didn't have their voices heard before the Secretary of the Interior opened the valves, basically flushing away a key part of their prime season, and perhaps goofing up the fishery that is.