Dam across creek

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  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    This morning I found a hand made dam completely blocking a medium size creek that flows into the Skagit. I know this creek is used by steelhead, salmon, and cutthroat to spawn. The dam is an obvious impediment to fish passage. I took some pictures and reported it to WDFW and to the State Dept. of Ecology. Is there some other agency I should report this to?

    Thx.
     
  2. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Corps of Engineers?
     
  3. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Why, so they can come in and help build it bigger?
     
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  4. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    sounds like a nice spot for a judicious application of good old Compound 4...:eek: Not too much, just enough to get the job done!
     
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  5. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    COE is responsible and responds to a lot of water related issues, it is not just BIG dams. You asked for suggestions, sorry you didn't like mine.
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I think we need a beaver trapper.
     
  7. KerryS

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    I liked you making suggestions, I don't like COE. They have screwed up more waterways than all other entities out there combined. Nothing personal here.
     
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  8. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Not a beaver dam. It was hand built using river rock.
     
  9. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Kerry, I realized I had erred when I re-read your original post.

    Home made dams..... definitely not good.
     
  10. Joe Goodfellow

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    Instead of seating here complaining about it. Why didn't you do something about? If you cared that much you would tear it down. I wouldn't be seating down at my computer I'd be tearing it down.
     
  11. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    How about posting the Pics. and location? Might find it has taken care of itself. ;)
     
  12. triploidjunkie

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    I rip them down whenever I find them. Mostly just kids playing, not realizing what damage they are doing. If it's way out in the woods though, it could be pot farmers. I've found that before, too.
     
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    I'll second kids playing....they can be very creative at times.
     
  14. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I saw these kids doing it by the Tinkham Campground last year on the SF Snoqualmie. Granted that part of the river is impossible to dam with little stones nor does it affect any spawning salmon -- but they were still trying.
     
  15. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I knock them down. Technically I think that is illegal as well, but..meh.