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More On The McCloud Dam Relicensing: Five Minutes of Data (and Peace of Mind)

Posted by Tom Chandler 5/25/2011

Because the Underground believes in whipping dead horses, burying them, then unburying them again so they can be whipped some more, I'm posting an informative five-minute screencast by CalTrout's often tongue-tied Conservation Director Curtis Knight, who explains the nuances of the proposed McCloud flow regime using actual data in the form of hydrographs.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/23926698[/vimeo]

CalTrout already posted an article about the McCloud's proposed flows -- and this is clearly biology tech of the pocket protector, taped glasses type -- but it's also fairly clear and succinct, and when it's over, you'll realize the McCloud's future is looking pretty good.

There are still emails flying out there predicting as much as 4x increases in spring flows and a river that's wholly unfishable well into July, and it's rubbish.

See for yourself.

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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

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