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Daguerre Dam story misleading

Your article on the Daguerre Dam Fish Passage Improvement Project in the Feb. 21 paper was entirely misleading. From reading the article, one gets the impression the project is not open to the public. Nothing can be further from the truth. Any person who is interested is welcome to get involved. Stakeholders in the process are people who assist the agencies in reviewing the data and developing the alternatives. The stakeholder group consists of farmers, water agencies, environmental groups, state and federal resource agencies, the Corps of Engineers, and others. After the studies are complete and an alternative is selected, there will be a public review process.

The thing that is most bothersome about the article is that it entirely misses the real story. The Daguerre Dam Fish Passage Improvement Project is a historic effort at cooperative decision-making. Unlike the Klamath Basin and elsewhere, on the Yuba River environmentalists, farmers and agencies are working together to fix endangered species and other problems. The public would benefit greatly if The Union would report accurately on the positive aspects of environmental issues rather than inventing controversies where none exist.

Larry Sanders


South Yuba River Citizens League

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