Snake River dams - Fly Fishing Forum
Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion Talk flyfishing with members around the world!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-14-2000, 06:21 AM
timwatts's Avatar
timwatts timwatts is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Ahuquannissonwaumissoo
Posts: 159
Snake River dams

Public comment period ends March 31 for the removal of the Dams on the Snake. You can go to http://salmonforever.org to send a message.The message is all set up just type in your name and stuff and send it or you can write your own message if you want.It's a worthy cause.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2  
Old 03-14-2000, 06:26 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,585
RE:Snake River dams

Done!

That is an excellent model for how we can use the web to emphasize our voice in these matters. We'll adopt that approach here in the FORUM for sure.

thanks for the link!

Juro
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-22-2000, 10:47 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,585
RE:Snake River dams

Just a note:

Almost four decades before Lewis & Clark, an admiral from Pembroke MA led a sailing vessel that was constructed and launched from the North River near Scituate. The crew sailed around the southern tip of South America and up the other side to explore a huge river teeming with anadromous fishes - several species of salmon, searun trout, sturgeon, etc. He named the river after his vessel, the USS Columbia.

His son, Admiral Gray Jr, followed his father's journey and was first to navigate the Columbia's biggest tributary, the Snake. Admiral Gray (Jr's) estate is among the most interesting B&B resorts on the sprawling shores of the Columbia, a river giant that holds a mere 13% of wild salmonids compared to the mid 1930's.

The salmon and steelhead are particularly depressed, with certain strains (like the B-run steelhead) in dire straits. In 30 years of trying, barging the smolt from the Snake over the dams to the sea has not shown improvement in adult returns, yet the years corrsponding to high spring runoffs and thus good flow over spillways have shown marked improvements in adult returns. This implies that (a) young salmon and steelhead don't learn their way for their epic journey enclosed in a ship's hold (b) when the young are not forced through the turbines they fare relatively well. When 87% of the wild fish are gone, it's time to put their welfare as high priority before they are replaced by hatchery fish introduced by the millions by recreationally oriented hatcheries and supported by big business like Bonneville Power (dams).

I hope we can continue the trend (as a species) to learn to live with the earth better than we have in the last century. Long live the Snake and her wild steelhead and salmon. There is no hatchery that can do what God has already done right, it's our job to let the river decide what's right for them.

.02

Juro
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-23-2000, 06:52 AM
timwatts's Avatar
timwatts timwatts is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Ahuquannissonwaumissoo
Posts: 159
RE:Snake River dams

Thats interesting Juro. The amount and diversity of fish our rivers once supported is truly amazing. Reading old accounts of how many fish went up and down our rivers boggles the mind a bit. I sometimes find it frustrating to see so much attention in the media given to the enviroment of far off places when some of the richest and most unique run through our own backyards.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snake River, WY Rippin_Lips The Quintessential Trout 1 06-04-2007 12:04 PM
Snake Dams are back on the table! link Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10 06-15-2005 08:59 AM
Snake Dams Court Ruling flytyer Our Environment 2 10-25-2004 09:55 AM
Skagit River Dams Scott K Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 19 10-03-2002 08:59 AM
Snake River Dams juro Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 0 04-09-2000 08:27 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)