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Riversport OKC: Keeping the Rapids filtered

So how do they keep the millions of gallons of water filtered and clean at Riversport Rapids? Let's ask one of the 50 most powerful Oklahomans, Mike Knopp. (Fortunately for me, Knopp is a very gracious guest who can roll with the occasional light heartedness.)

Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, says they take the water, which is Oklahoma City water, very seriously. The crew treats the Riversport Rapids like it's a pool, just on a much larger scale. Twice a day they check the levels.

You might be wondering about the water color. Knopp says they are slowly filtering out the dirt from the initial construction. That is preventing the water from becoming more clear and blue, but that it will become so over time.

Watch the above video for more information.

This Friday the Boathouse District is featuring their GLOW event, from 6-10 pm. Empire will provide live music, "Goosebumps" will be the feature film shown on the Finish Line tower. There is also a Riversport Run at 7 pm. 

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