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GeneandCassie says...

Would be useful to have the 'costs of living' also presented for the locations mentioned; to give some idea of the balance between the 'income' and 'costs' .....

This might have included necessities like housing, food, utilities, and transportation costs.....

GeneandCassie says...

Freezing rain conditions make the roundabouts an especially exciting experience.....

GeneandCassie says...

Its interesting to consider where things have been previously; sea level changes appear to have been occurring for quite some time:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_leve...

GeneandCassie says...

I think the under-lying agenda is quite clear; as can be seen at these links:

http://www.wildsalmon.org/projects/lo...

A petition regarding some projects in the vicinity is found here:

http://damnationfilm.com/

The declining fish resources has been noted for quite some time. For example, a large report for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries was printed by the Government Printing Office in 1878; almost 130 years ago. This report's Appendix A of Part IV is interestingly entitled “An Inquiry into the Decrease of the Food-Fishes”. Another part of the report states that “the salmon have not increased in the Columbia River during the last ten years” (1865-1875). Still another part of the report states that “on the Willamette River the fisherman claim that the salmon have very much diminished and that they caught only 20 or 30 now where they used to catch 100.”

In another Federal Government report dated 1896, entitled “A Preliminary Report Upon Salmon Investigations in Idaho in 1894,” by Barton W. Evermann, a statement is made about “the alarming decrease in the salmon catch of the Columbia River in recent years” (the 1890’s). Yet another Federal report, entitled “Notes on a Reconnaissance of the Fisheries of the Pacific Coast of the United States in 1894” by Hugh M. Smith states that “the pack of chinook salmon for the 1893 fishing season was the smallest in twenty years (since 1873).”

Clearly the problem of declining fish resources had been noted for quite some time before the construction of the four Lower Snake River Dams, the first of which (Ice Harbor Dam) came on line approximately seventy years after the last of the reports I just quoted.

GeneandCassie says...

A term mentioned above, 'the hiatus,' might be discussed some here:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/n...

The picture of the fellers adrift at sea is interesting...... wonder if they are still adrift or have connected up with land again????

And would be interesting to know who 'witnessed and snapped' this scene.....

GeneandCassie says...

And we do live in 'interesting' times; when Carbon Dioxide (CO2); a natural product of human respiration; has officially been labeled as a 'pollutant'; and hydropower has been labeled in Washington State as 'not being renewable energy....'

Somehow I'm sure both conclusions are products of our current 'scientific' methods.....

GeneandCassie says...

A link regarding the Programmatic Sediment Management Plan is here:

http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Mission...

More thoughts may be found here:

http://www.wildsalmon.org/projects/lo...

On Letter - Actions by Corps waste taxpayer dollars

Posted 29 December 2014, 12:56 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneandCassie says...

To the mix of Walla Walla Wine, Weed, and Wind; could be added another area feature, namely 'Water.'

'Weed' then could perhaps partner with 'Water' under existing programs like the Creating Urban Riparian Boundaries (CURB); and the riparian boundaries created could then serve multiple program purposes.....

An easy name change made to one of the streams through town would also add to the synergistic excitement of the overall project.....

GeneandCassie says...

Connecting Walla Walla to Maryland in an interconnected world:

http://wallawallaconsult.com/davidsch...

GeneandCassie says...

If two totally different conclusions can be statistically reached for comparing just one month between two distinct years in our little corner of the world, think of the possibilities for differences of statistical conclusions on the global scale with respect to climate etc.....

The book linked to pretty well sums it all up.......