Originally posted by: brodrfshs on 7/31/2005 9:24:53 AM
Well here is an update to my own article.
After a couple of calls to the nearest Indiana DNR, (Department of Natural Resources), they directed me to... listed in the telephone directory under the government/city name/Sanitary District/Bureau of Water Quality.
FYI, these people conduct daily sample analysis tests, both scientifically and biologically of not only the water quality, but also fish health populations, insects, and other related
I was told by the director that the sandbars were washed away during the flood of 2003 here in Delaware County and were deposited above a local city dam here in Muncie, thus causing the fish to be trapped between the dam and several hundred yards upstream and causing a beach to form without a way for the fish to escape.
So the Bureau went to work and began to dig out areas for the fish to swim free, and to allow for proper drainage of the river.
As for the crayfish disappearance I have not heard from the department as yet, but I have been reassured that they will check into this problem and take a closer look, and keep me informed. Extensive testing is now underway to try to find a cure for this ecological imbalance.
The whole idea is, that it is ultimately "OURS",
as in YOURS AND MINE, responsibilty to keep our waterways running free and healthy.
So if any of us sees a problem with these all important, "CANNOT DO WITHOUT" systems, then the place to go for immediate help is listed above in this message in bold type.
Let's ALL take the time to take a close look at our own individual waterways and thus preserve our fishing heritage for the following generations.
Tight Lines <!--graemlin::)-->