There is alot that goes into this activity that is not good for the that river beyond the tourists and eye sores.
The majority of that river has high mud banks and only a small portion of that is armored by rock. How will the wave action of those jets running at 50 mph up and down the stream all day work out for that river?
The shoal where the little pigeon meets that FB is a large coble flat and I have seen many fish at a time spawing there. Watch the Smoky mountain jet boat video on you tube and the blow through that doing a "drifting turn".
I dont know how many of you have seen how much traffic goes through one of these attractions. I dont have a hard number my self but this will be far more than a few trips up and down a short stretch of river. "Wahoo" ziplines is the company I would assume is doing this already runs a zip line business in Pigeon Forge. Huge numbers of folks. HUGE.
I mean I am sure I could right several ways this is bad and cant see at all how it is sustainable tourism. I am sure they can sustain their profits but that resource is going to be hammered.
If I owned property on that river I would raise absolute ****.
The way that county has already stuck it to the Little Pigeon System is appauling. This is just another.