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Old 08-30-2007, 10:18 AM
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Those little dams and rock channels people like to build on the streams cause sediment to build up and disrupt the natural flow of the stream bed. Alot of these are built in prime fall spawning areas such as metcalf bottoms. Several years ago while we were taking our last water samples at metcalf for acid deposition, Some local idiots were building a large dam and channel just upstream of the wooden bridge. We talked to them about it and let them know it was illegal and distructive to the streambed and the fish. They flipped us off, used some foul language and told us to mind our business. Luckily, we had a park service radio and they quickly had a ranger marching them out of the water and passing out fines!!! Sometimes diplomacy just doesn't work for knuckleheads.
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