1. It’s a toxic eyesore.
2. In stormy weather, it becomes an open sewer.
3. It is used too often as a liquid trash dump.
4. It raises a stink to shame the nostrils.
5. It’s a safety hazard for children who play by the water.
6. It could serve as a model for hydrology education.
7. It could be a model recreation destination.
8. It could be an urban haven for flora and fauna.
9. It could be the region’s environmental miracle.
10. It could be a source of pride for St. Louis.