Why not invest in a series of low-water dams and turn the Canadian River as it circles Cleveland County into something similar to the Oklahoma River as it passes through Oklahoma City. The river today is much like it was when settlers came to the area: It’s too thick to drink and too thin to plow.
The stretch from Newcastle to Noble could be a beautiful oasis home to rowing teams, their boathouses, parks and riverside restaurants. It’s just a thought but the possibilities are exciting.
Just in case someone picks this up and runs with it, maybe OU should hold up on the design.