CANADA: 'Hydro Power is breaking our hearts'

Fresno Farms brutus at
Tue Jul 20 19:51:48 EST 2004

 Bill Bonde:
> Jeff Strickland wrote: 

> > Not only did it take years to fill, it took a decade to build. Surely the
> > deer (if there were any) would have moved on long before they drown.

> I guess you didn't see that Mutual of Omaha "Wild Kingdom" where Marlon
> Perkins spent the show in a canoe visiting tiny islands and dying trees
> littered with clingy, frightened wildlife in need of rescue as the
> waters from the new dam steadily rose. In case you didn't know, the
> average deer isn't smart enough to know about the hydrological issues
> incumbent on someone deciding whether it's safe to make this or that
> now-dry grove of trees and shrubbery safe for the long term. In fact,
> most ungulates don't even bother to show up for the public hearings on
> the environmental impact of proposed hydroelectric projects, so what are
> they complaining about later for anyway?

laugh  well put. 

And on a migration corridor, they will
attempt to swim.  The have no fear of
lakes because locally, nothing that big exists
on the natch.  Nature generally doesn't like big
mountain lakes. 

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