Re: Get Reel


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Posted by Erik on July 17, 1998 at 12:06:03:

In Reply to: Get Reel posted by Rod on July 17, 1998 at 11:35:05:

Rod,

Thanks for the response. As I said before, my original argument
dealt not so much with the overposting of the 'Hooch, but with the
underposting of the smaller streams and rivers. I just wanted to
hear more about them.

I agree with you that government intervention is the key to
cleaning up a river like the Chattahoochee. That's because it
will take big money to make any impact on rivers which share its
condition. The President's new plan to increase funding to the
Clean Water Act by $560 million is the kind of action needed to make
any impact on polluted systems like the Chattahoochee. That's why I
feel that local resources (like that of TU) would be more well
directed if focused on smaller scale projects like the preservation
of the state's smaller streams and rivers.

I'm not saying that the mountain streams are "holier" than the
Chattahoochee or more sacred (althogh personally I think they are).
I'm just saying that we should protect them before they degrade to the
level of the Chattahoochee. From a water quality standpoint,
most of the streams of north Georgia are in much better shape than the
Chattahoochee. Some are "artificial" and similar to the 'Hooch in the
sense that they are stocked with non-native fishes, but they're all
more similar to their primitive condition than the Chattahoochee. I
don't quite understand your argument.

Watch out for those sheep.

Erik


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