Dam-olition under way at Condit

Dam-olition under way at Condit: Five months after it was breached, crews aim for August 31, 2012 removal deadline. OPB News Flash: With Condit Dam Gone, Development Plans Emerge For White Salmon River Sediment Report: A February 2012 report on reservoir related sediments. Condit Decommissioning: A February 2012 decommissioning progress report. Well-Water Decline: PacifiCorp's response to the post-Condit well-water decline....
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Husum/BZ Public Meeting – Take Action

Take Action - Husum/BZ Public Meeting Here is a rezone map. Download this letter and edit it as you like or download this pdf.  Written and verbal testimony will be accepted at the hearing on April 5th.  If you want your comment to be received by the Commission before the meeting, send it to the County by March 30.  Written testimony to the County can be mailed or faxed. Mail to:  Klickitat County Board of Commissioners c/o Klickitat County Planning Department 228 W. Main Street, MS-CH-17 Goldendale,  WA  98620 Fax to:  (509) 773-6206 [Your Name and Address]  [Date] Klickitat County Board of Commissioners c/o Klickitat County Planning Department 228 W. Main Street, MS-CH-17 Goldendale,  WA  98620   Re:      Written Comments on Proposed Husum/BZ Sub-Area Plan Dear Commissioners: For the reasons stated below, we ask that you do not approve the proposed Husum/BZ Sub-Area Plan. 1.         The proposed plan does not adequately protect the White Salmon River, its tributaries and both existing and new wells from nitrate pollution. 2.         Nothing in the plan ensures that existing wells will not...
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Time to Participate in Husum/BZ Rezone

Time to Participate News Flash – Klickitat County Board of Commissioners to hold Husum/BZ rezone public meeting April 5, 2012 (4:00-8:00 pm) in White Salmon Pioneer Center. Return here as we provide additional details for participation including a form letter for commenting early the week of March 25, 2012. Also, visit our Husum/BZ Sub-Area Plan page for additional information....
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Mt Adams EA Comment Period Extended – April 16, 2012

The EA comment period has been extended to April 16, 2012. The Mt Adams Ranger District  grazing allotment permit reissuance environmental assessment is available for review and comment (comments due April 1, 2012. The proposed action is to reauthorize the allotment permit and continue the current operation for the duration of the next 10-year permit, with the addition of a pipeline from Pine Tree Spring to the existing storage tank on the 8225-150 Road. The allotment is from the east bank of the White Salmon River on the west to the Forest boundary on the east and from the Mt. Adams Wilderness on the NW side to just north of Trout Lake, WA. Mt Adams Ranger District: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=30508 The Friends of Mount Adams (http://mtadamsfriends.org/) has an Action Alert: Protect Mt. Adams Meadows. Just click and learn about the issues....
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Husum-BZ Rezone

With a free flowing White Salmon River restored, salmon and steelhead will finally be returning after a century absence. Ironically, Klickitat County has imperiled this success with an ill-conceived plan to rezone hundreds of acres along the river, including land along the best salmon and steelhead habitat on the main-stem. The County's vision - sprawling residential development of up to 10 times the current densities. The proposal would degrade water quality and quantity and spoil the investment we are making to restore wild salmon runs on this Wild & Scenic River. The County’s plan would also actively promote the conversion of prime farm and forest lands and priority wildlife habitats. The County’s plan would harm both public and private property rights. Friends of White Salmon River envisions a better future that works for the whole community. Instead of working together, the County has pushed ahead alone. In pursuit of a workable solution, Friends of White Salmon River, along with Friends of the Columbia...
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Condit Videos

A couple of great videos: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/news/environment-news/us-condit-dam-breach-vin.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Aey1-7k6k&feature=channel_video_title ...
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