"In my opinion,while some dams are essential, and serve a useful function, unnecessary dams should be removed. I think we should strive to keep our rivers as close to their natural state as human habitation will allow. I have fished the Milwaukee River for 25 years and have seen tremendous fishery and water quality improvement result from the North Ave dam removal. I taught my kid to fish there as well. I can see only good things coming from removing the Estabrook Dam." - Michael, Waukesha
"I am sick and tired of politicians who only look at the short term. The Milwaukee River is not something that is renewable, can be rebuilt, etc. Yes, it's uncomfortable to deal with short term special interests but we elect you with the hope of some vision for the future. If the politicians can't provide that, we'll find some who can!" - Tom, Fox Point
"The Estabrook dam is dangerous and would be very costly to repair. It should be deconstructed."
"Rivers, as forces of nature, need to run free. The health of the river is reflective of the health of our water and our community. Dammed rivers are known as past remediations that are unsustainable and destructive to riverine ecosystems." - Linda, Milwaukee
"On a personal level, if the dam were repaired it would put my property at increased risk for flooding. On a community level, repairing the dam would be a huge setback for all that our greater community has united to do to improve the health of our rivers. I hope the dam is removed so more people can enjoy the river in it's natural state." - Chris, Glendale