Friday, December 27, 2013

ODFW Seeking Comment...Fish Passive Waivers

More requests to waive passage for fishes - this time a bit closer to home: Salem and Lincoln City.

Seems to be a good amount of argument about whether the passage will benefit anything upstream since the waters are marginal above the blockage [this was a recurring theme as I recall from the other comment areas].

What is interesting is that a road culvert is involved - similar to efforts the Chapter has with Dairy Dell Creek - improvements are happening above a blockade; the blockade removal will come afterwards.

So which is the chicken or the egg? If they're doing it, should they do it right to begin with? After all, who knows what may come together later for areas above a blockade......