Archive 115 - December 2011
also see main archive page
New pages are:
Dam Destruction, about dams other than those on the Klamath River |
Water Adjudication Page, between Klamath Tribes and Klamath Basin irrigators
Comment period extended to
Dec 30. on KBRA/KHSA Klamath dam
Attacks on Upper Basin irrigators are unfounded, H&N by Garret Roseberry, posted to KBC 1/4/11.
The following are comments to the Klamath Facilities Removal, Public Draft, EIS/EIR by Werner F Hoyt, Mechanical/Marine Engineer, pdf 12/30/11. HERE for Word Document. . "...The basic premise of the removal is the requirement is to restore upper basin as salmon and steelhead habitat is a predetermination of the KRBA. Evidence not presented in the EIS/EIR is that there was not habitat above Keno due to the reef at Keno. In absence of the Keno Dam the natural reef would prevent any migration further into the Klamath basin. Coho were introduced in 1895 by DFG...."
No free lunch in Klamath deal, Capital Press Letter by Edward Bartell, Orovada, Nevada 12/29/11. Also titled Endless negotiations won't accomplish much in the Herald and News. "They have a unique negotiation strategy; refuse to participate in litigation, so they have no chance of prevailing in court; agree to support the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, which supports granting the tribes what they want up front, (dam removal, 92,000 acres of deeded land, millions in fishery money, etc.), thereby surrendering potential leverage, without guaranteed protection from tribal in-stream claims."
Tonight, Dec 30th, Walls in our Minds, radio call in, with Sheriff's Gilbertson and Palmer discussing jurisdiction of public lands, and presentation on hydropower.
Restoration of sustainable timber harvest on federal forest lands, Oregon Senator Whitsett, posted to KBC 12/29/11. "These unprecedented forest fuel loads have been the direct cause of uncontrollable wildfires that have consumed millions of acres of Oregon forest lands, and ironically, millions of acres of Northern Spotted Owl habitat."
River Access on Reservation Denied (by Hoopas to non tribal people), Two Rivers Tribune 12/29/11. “The reservation has always been open access for fishing as far back as I can remember,” Duggan said. “There’s people who have been fishing down there since the ‘40s. We’ve got people that come from all over the state and some from out of state to fish for steelhead.”
Klamath dams: County’s comments in, by John Bowman, Siskiyou Daily News, December 27, 2011
Cabin owners tepid on well settlement offer, PacifiCorp’s proposal follows breach of Condit Dam, The Columbian 12/25/11. "cabin owners sent a letter to PacifiCorp saying they believe the utility is “100 (percent) liable for all property damages incurred due to removal of the lake. PacifiCorp, which owns the land around the former reservoir and leases 53 cabin sites near Condit Dam, disagrees."
VIDEO: Wallawa County Wolves, 12/27/11. Ranchers tell about and show the devastation, maiming and brutal killing of their livestock by wolves on their property. (KBC NOTE: this takes awhile to load.)
Emails about the book The Great Salmon Hoax by James Buchal have been circulating in the midst of Klamath dam destruction schemes. Dams, mismanagement, Endangered Species Act, ..."This book is written to begin debunking these myths and provide a comprehensive summary of the best available scientific evidence on the prospects for salmon recovery. It also tells the many stories of how these myths arose, who is promoting them, and how the promoters have overcome both science and law. Myth #1: Columbia Basin Salmon Are in Danger of Extinction."
God's peace, love, wisdom and joy be
12/25/11 -Luke 2:8-14. The Angels Announce Jesus to the Shepherds: 8. Now there were in the same country Shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. 9. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10. Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12. And this will be the sign to you; You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. 13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God saying; 14. Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, good will toward men!"
Comments due on sucker recovery plan Dec 19 - Press Release.
HERE for plan
* Thank you Frank
Tallerico for sending these weekly scriptures.
Lets pray for Frank this week as he has been faithful to
God and to us.
Tribes position in water settlement clarified, H&N 12/17/11. “The Tribes have not in any way agreed to exchange their time immemorial priority date for a 1908 priority date. The KBRA does not make decisions about priority dates and the amount of water anyone has a water right to — that is the jurisdiction of the adjudication. Instead, the KBRA is an arrangement between the Tribes and the Project irrigators that lays out how each party will behave in regard to water rights calls and diversions.”
Adjudicating Water (in the Klamath Basin), who gets what and why, H&N 12/11/11. 4 articles on the proposed ruling and its effects, and comments by reps Wyden, Merkley, Herger and McClintock.
Tribes Lead the Efforts to Implement UN Declaration, Indian Law 12/17/11.
Columbia 'Basin Bulletin 12/16/11.
Klamath Agreement: HATCHERY FOR STREAMS OF KLAMATH.
(Karuk) tribe fights to have feds intervene in (Klamath) mining, Courthouse News 12/16/11. HERE > for Mining Page.
A Lone Wolf Travels Toward California, Cal Fish and Game 12/16/11. "Concerns about human safety are largely based on folklore and unsubstantiated in North America."