We found an interesting 70s vintage GRCA video that has quite progressive language regarding the Grand River. It recognizes that the river ‘owns’ certain lands and makes it very clear that rivers need to flood. Rivers must flood that is one of their main purposes as they bring nutrients to the land etc.. but over time we have demonized flooding because of damage to human infrastructure. We have penned them in only to cause eventual even larger floods. In the end we simply put things where they shouldn’t have been put.
Check out the video here.