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    Pinecrest Lake

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    Pinecrest Lake is a popular reservoir located thirty miles east of Sonora, and one mile from Highway 108. The pretty lake is hemmed in by a long forested ridge on its south shore. The landmass is called Dodge Ridge, and it has a ski resort on it. Beyond the resort the ridgeline continues to rise, gradually, and three miles later it crosses an administrative boundary line. The ridge, which divides the Stanislaus River from the Tuolumne River, continues inside the Emigrant Wilderness Area. The roadless area is huge, and it adjoins Yosemite National Park. This is a place where hikers can exhaust themselves, and where they can recover and find peace among roly-poly mounds of granite. One brief trip, a traditional favorite among Pinecrest campers,…

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    with the name first, but it surely does fit our feelings for the town. Growing up in Tillamook, I start to notice more and more of the horrifying damage the rain water and rivers do to our town. According to the Tillamook County Department of Community Development, "DO NOT ENTER FLOOD WATER!" flood…

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    snowpack melt in the summer. During upwelling events nutrient rich ground water would be brought up to the surface layers. If there is a spike in nutrient levels without any rainfall and low water temperature and low dissolved oxygen were observed, it usually implies to upwelling events. Upwelling can be localized and could also bring up the resting cysts of harmful plankton. Upwelling at known hotspots would lead to a bloom event during favorable conditions. A discrete sample was collected from…

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    Due to the flooding in Lower Onion Creek, Eric Rangel, 17, had to drop out of school due to the financial burden that flooding has imposed on his family. The Lower Onion Creek area flooded twice, once on October 31, 2013, and October 30, 2015. Many Lower Onion Creek residents are living in condemned homes five months after the latest flood. Eric Rangel said after the floods, the city condemned his home. His home was no longer inhabitable, and his family had to seek other shelter options.…

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    Downstream of dams, marked changes in fish populations occur as a consequence of blockage of migration routes, disconnection of the river and floodplain, and changes in flow regime, physiochemical conditions, primary production and channel morphology(McCartney, 2009, pg. 128). Due to the changes in the fish population caused by dams, the 1996 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Animals includes 617 freshwater fishes (McCartney, 2009, pg.128). Fresh water…

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    Fishing In America Essay

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    How long have people been fishing, not only for fun, but as a source of food? The answer, thousands of years, in “Egyptian artwork from 2000 B.C. shows people fishing” ( Hopkins 6). It is surprising, yet understandable knowing that even ancient people fished. It would of been an easy source of food. The lakes, rivers, streams, etc. were all full of a diverse population of fish, which would of made fish an easy meal to catch and eat. They were the first people to begin fishing so the…

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    lives of people. And there are many reasons why floods have been a major issue. One can point to the failure of dams in the city. Another reason is due to riverine flooding. A combination of the failure of dams, river flooding, and many flood plains are why floods are a hazard in Howard County and can endanger the lives of people and property. The flood problems in Howard County have been continuing on for decades. Back in the 1970s, storms like Hurricane Floyd and tropical storm Agnes cause…

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    The Monkey Wrench Gang

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    Four decades ago, Edward Abbey's iconic novel "The Monkey Wrench Gang" served as a wake-up call to environmental activists. In it, self-appointed guardians of the Colorado River become so incensed by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam that they conspire to detonate the massive 710- foot concrete structure. Although the dam remains intact, the sentiment behind removing the dam has since resurfaced. Both Lake Powell, the reservoir formed by the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Mead, located 300…

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    9:20 AM March 15 13,000 B.C. . This is reporter Melissa Carmona and Tyler Mccallum coming at you with breaking news. Breaking news, in Missoula Montana the ice dams ( An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a glacier and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off) are breaking a flood has taken over cities and towns!! Lives are at risk .The flood waters (flood waters are water overflowing as the result of a flood) poured into Lake Columbia and made major spillways. Which…

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    The Upstream Journey At the peak of fall, anadromous salmon begin their upstream journey to go back to their birthplace and reproduce the next generation. Some swim seven hundred miles, and face adversity of all kind: hunters, bears, and eagles. Anadromous salmon have an inherent sense of smell, or direction, and of their long term goal. They adapt and change based on whatever environment they are put in. Nothing can keep salmon from reaching their final destination; because they are resilient…

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