The landscape of outdoor recreation in eastern Iowa could rapidly change.
A new white-water course on the Maquoketa River in Manchester celebrated a "soft opening" recently. Other communities are now looking to get in on the current trend.
"What this shows is what's possible," said Ty Graham, of Recreation Engineering and Planning, a company based in Boulder, Colo., that designs white-water courses.
"If you have an example in front of you, that really opens up the vision," Graham added.
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