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GeneandCassie says...

Another example of why to 'just say no' to all requests made to 'sign up for our no- hassle automated payment plan.....'

GeneandCassie says...

A lot of activity and interaction occurs at this intersection, which is not likely picked up by just a 'traffic count.'

I occasionally use Clinton as a path to Highway 12; which is something Division would not directly provide.

The need for a controlled pedestrian crossing here is obvious; given the presence of a large Church at the intersection and nearby schools.

GeneandCassie says...

Looks like the Tri-Cities has a test case at 27th and Vancouver to look into:

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/11...

GeneandCassie says...

Navigating the roundabout in freezing rain should be an interesting all around about experience.....

Would be interesting to hear of other busy roundabouts and their operation during freezing rain..... given the interest in banning the use of studded tires.....

GeneandCassie says...

I do vaguely remember discussions about needing to shut down an established bird residence; due to not having about $60,000 a year available to operate it.......

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.....