In the face of arguments that Jackson County violated its own land-use rules by attempting to proceed with removal of the 106-year-old dam, Oregon's Land Use Board of Appeals has ordered the work to stop, pending further review.
One thing that's especially interesting is that when the government moves in to muck up a river, they call it "placement". They've built this dam across the Rogue River, using timber, boulders, and dirt. It's okay, though, because they know what they're doing. God help you if you tried something on a much smaller scale involving a stream in your back yard. You'd pay for that decision for the rest of your life, regardless of how well-intentioned it was.
You see, what the government has done on the Rogue is referred to as "placement". The idea is to have you believe that they didn't just slam some pilings into the river bed, backfill with rock, and then toss in dirt. It is, of course, precisely what they did, but if they call it "placement" then it sounds like everything is precise, well-planned, and and in brief, a typical government endeavor.