Water pure and cold flowing unobstructed. Life sustaining to every living being. Why is called a commodity? It just seems a trivial name to call something so valuable to life. I value water and respect what it does for my life and how it provides sustainability to all life. Over the years I can't think of something so valuable to all as water is, yet is is probably the most degraded of all of our natural resources. Can something so valuable be respected? Yes. Most times water is taken for granted, it's there...maybe so but for how long.
The wild brook trout relies on cold clean water for survival. His habitat dwindles more each year. We must keep watch on the jewel for what happens to him will eventually happen to us.
He is truly the "canary in the coal mine"...
Stay with it mate.
You are spot on with this perspective. If you have an ample supply you lose your appreciation of the value. If you lack it you know all so well.
Humans can only go three days without water other creatures much less.
Joe so true "Humans can only go three days without water other creatures much less.
Water, once again we on the West Coast are moving toward another drought Summer. Snow pack at the end of the season, 49% of normal. Folsom Lake will remain at 5 mph throughout the Summer as the water level (which supplies Sacramento with it's water) is below 400ft. The water agencies will once again start beating on us to conserve water only to raise water prices because they haven't sold enough water. The home owner get screwed again. Oh, there's more, but I'll quit whining for now.ReplyDelete
You are in a bad situation all around. I remember you posting pictures of the lakes you fish that were so very low. This is happening to often.
While I may not be in Mark's situation, the water here is dangerously low for early April. Last year was devastating, hopefully we don't have a repeat; ...but I'm not optimistic at this point. Canary in a coal mine is so appropriate. As conservationists and fishermen, we need to be ever vigilant. Just imagine what will happen to Red Bank in a drought year if that development gets greenlighted.ReplyDelete
It can get depressing, but try to keep hope.
Some great news though. The vote in Wearham voted the development down. It was not even close, 141 for 813 against. Red Brook is saved.
That's excellent news, Alan! A ray of hope shines through.Delete