Flood; the dam bypass gate is “broke” or was used for a fake flood crisis?

When downtown flooded, did Afton flood too? And/or Beloit?

If not – then could downtown flooding have been a staff created and/or allowed “useful” crisis to get federal emergency grants to clear river frontage of Adam’s Roofing and residences ?? For the purpose of future commercial redevelopment and individual profit of a handful of folks ??

Why can’t or won’t they OPEN that gate to drain around Monterey Dam to see again the “natural” effect? Court order needed? Or Civil “disobedience” to open OUR dam ourSELVES ???