Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Salmon solution

EDITOR:

Regarding your July 18 editorial titled “Fish Kill,” here is the solution. The technology is so simple. In service all over the United States are helicopters that fight forest fires. They use large pouches suspended below the aircraft. They fly over a body of water, lower the helicopter pouch into the water source, close the pouch and fly to the fire. There they find the hot spot and release the water.

Now apply this same method to a weir full of salmon, lower the pouch, fill it with water and salmon. Fly over the dam, lower the pouch and release the salmon into the lake created by the dam. The salmon will be free the first time in generations to replenish God’s land and purposes.

Reverse the process to allow for natural migration back downstream.

ROBIN C. SMITH
Placerville

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  • Phil VeerkampAugust 21, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    Bless you, Robin. I think you mean well. You may be a tongue-in cheek spoofer, but I don't think so. But your concept has one major flaw. The salmon concentrate BELOW the dam. But there is no salmon concentrating mechanism above the dam. Once above the dam they are there for good. They become as the kokanee salmon, land locked.

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  • Ken SteersAugust 30, 2013 - 6:20 am

    Simple solution to that Phil. We've got helicopters right?...

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  • Dink LaneAugust 30, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    Do you think Salmon don't eat or breath before or after these "Helicopters" scoop them up?...... Volunteers are trucking the salmon back and forth -- NOW..... it's the poor conditions..... You know, bad or little food for them to eat, bad water to breath, dangerous pumps and motors.... Salmon are only a SIGN of how sick the delta is .... because eight Agribusinesses [Richest Businesses in the whole country] want to plant crops in poisonous soil.... So they take CLEAN water to flush the Land.... dump the toxic waste in the Delta....

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  • Ken SteersAugust 30, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    Dink ask's questions sardonically because it only thinks it's the smartest thing on earth. Perhaps Dink thinks that everyone should obtain our food stuffs in their natural environment, the grocery store. Being the environmentalist that I am, I would like to see the end to hydroelectricity. If nuclear power is not acceptable for our Greenies how about paying Solyndra to produce nice clean green power? Then all our problems would be solved...

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  • cookie65August 31, 2013 - 4:24 am

    Dink, "the poor conditions" and "how sick" the Delta is may have some ties to the envornazi's not allowing dredging. The Delta is full of sediment, severely reducing its capacity. It has built up over the years from runoff. All of that sediment and soil should be dredged out and re-deposited in the farm land. More capacity means cleaner water, more oxygen and a healthier Delta. All that soil and sediment that has built up in the Delta would also replenish what the soil has lost do to agriculture, you can grow anything in it without adding anything to it. Don't like what has become of the Delta? Thank a braindead leftists like yourself.

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  • cookie65August 31, 2013 - 7:56 am

    Dink, didn't you ask the other day something about obamacare and the problems with it? I remember telling you to ask congress which exempted themselves from it and the unions who want no part of it. The unions have been meeting with the whitehouse trying to save themselves from it. http://washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-in-talks-to-fix-obamacare-for-unions/article/2534957

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