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#1 ski3pin

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:49 PM

One of my photos (with permission) was used in a news story about mitigation to restore a rural Nevada hot spring -

 

Ormat to resurrect Jersey Valley Hot Springs

 

 

The story includes information on the 30 day comment period. Julie & I, on our visit, were sad to find it all dried up.


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#2 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 10:15 PM

Monte, a huge thanks for the commitment and effort that you and Julie contribute to our Western Lands.  Well done my friend!


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#3 WjColdWater

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 10:49 PM

I know that water is a major issue in a lot of western states. Balancing modern mans needs and nature is a tough balance. Here in the Midwest we are blessed with plenty of water. This year we could have gladly shared with our western neighbors. Nice pic and article on the subject. Hope they are successful restoring the spring. 


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#4 AWG_Pics

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 01:08 AM

I am disappointed the BLM and geothermal operator knew in advance the spring would likely be adversely affected, but chose to wait until it went dry to start thinking about mitigation. What about the creatures in the local ecosystem that have been wiped out or at least harmed, perhaps in permanent ways, by the development. It is always easier to prevent an ecosystem from being damaged than to try to put humpty dumpty back together again.


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