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Team 8: Whitewater Kayak

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  1. Team 8: Whitewater Kayak Wed. Oct. 21, 2009 Presenters: Aaron Vanderhill & Jeff Van Laar

  2. Team 8 • Jim Barron • Tom Marshall • Aaron Vanderhill • Jeff Van Laar

  3. Project Introduction • Design a whitewater kayak course • Grand River • Downtown Grand Rapids • Develop a Computer model • Create a Site Plan

  4. Context & Customer • Kayakers and Canoeists have shown interest • Revenue for the city of Grand Rapids and possibly a private investor • Recreational course not only for experienced kayakers

  5. Design Alternatives

  6. Location • Diversion • In River • Off River

  7. Type of Course • Natural river with artificial obstacles • Artificial course separate from river • Diversion Course

  8. Issues • Developing contacts • Health Concerns due to river water • Type of course • Location

  9. Goals • Create a course that serves a wide range of users • Developing computer and bench scale models • Develop a site plan • Traffic • Spectators • Rental

  10. Christian Perspective • Maintaining river quality • Preserving fish population and fishing activity • Cost effective for the city and users

  11. Questions?