Given That Aug. 7th, there’s been one eco-friendly catastrophe after another as the Winchester Water Control District (WWCD) made repair work to the shabby Winchester Dam to the minimum level needed to resolve public security problems. Unfortunately, their cheap-as-possible technique featured near-maximum ecological damage.
The last a number of weeks have actually seen:
- An enormous fish kill of Pacific Lamprey as an outcome of the repair work procedure, in which upwards of numerous countless fish passed away.
- Mats made from old lorry tires, most likely consisting of a substance deadly to salmon and steelhead, were positioned in the river and driven over once again and once again with heavy devices.
- Obstructed passage for native migratory fish, consisting of threatened, renowned Summer season Steelhead.
- Wet concrete discarded into the waters of the North Umpqua, most likely altering the river’s PH level and damaging or eliminating fish and environment downstream.
Fortunately, this eco-friendly catastrophe is pertaining to an end. Fish passage is being brought back, and native migratory fish will when again have the ability to access the 160 miles of environment upstream.
Please think about affirming on Friday, 9/15 to the ODFW Commission asking the commission to examine these reported infractions and, if validated, bring enforcement action to the maximum level possible. The conference will be kept in Bend beginning at 8am (location of meeting) Folks should sign up to affirm by 8am on Wednesday, 9/13, under the subject of public online forum (link to register – check agenda item “other”)
In addition, please act by asking the Guv and the ODFW Commission to examine these reported infractions and, if they are validated, to bring enforcement action to the maximum level possible at this link: https://nativefishsociety.org/action-alerts/ask-odfw-commission-to-hold-wincester-water-control-district-accountable.
If you have any concerns about affirming or how to send remarks, please do not think twice to respond to this e-mail.
Thank you for defending the North Umpqua River!