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FACT CHECK regarding
Flushing Flows taken from Klamath Irrigators' water storage for
by Rex Cozzalio 5/29/21
FACT CHECK by Rex Cozzalio responding to Tucker's comment:
Go HERE for Word Document (if photo's don't appear):
"We are here once again, and again, it must be nice to get paid to promote an unaccountable agenda regardless of cost or consequence to others or the holistic environment. Under such a circumstance, it becomes very easy to post oneself as an authority, while throwing out selective data points and narrow interpretations hoping something will stick. Sticking to those who have LIVED the environmental Project IMPROVEMENTS at the ‘focal point’ of ‘dams impacts’… not so much.
Interesting how the chart posted did NOT include two others in the same report (below), a significant number of other report charts showing contradictory ‘conclusions’, and not insignificant empirical data indicating an inconsistent relationship between ‘spore counts’ and fish mortality. Regarding these charts alone, the 2020 one previously presented was for a ‘to date’ comparison to the counts from this year. This year has been one of the lowest winter flows and has had NO pulse! According to the ‘modeled’ theories of benefitting dams destruction signatories, those spore numbers should have been orders of magnitude greater than last year, NOT essentially the same, and according to them, without a ‘pulse’ this year, the numbers should have COMPOUNDED this year during the same period, NOT decreased as it did, showing essentially the same pattern as last year WITH the ‘pulse’.
What about the other omitted image?
Take a look at blue dot spore count from this year to date… then look at the pink backdrop color it essentially follows. Guess what the pink is? It is the SPORE COUNT graph from last year WITH the ‘pulse’, showing an almost identical pattern throughout the period of last year, but WITHOUT A PULSE. As to the actual possible spore count levels that according to ‘theory’ this ‘should’ have been? Look at the 2015 shaded area BEHIND those more darkly colored graphs… yes, the one going ‘off the charts’.
Oh, but let’s not get into facts that contradict the rewilding and extirpation agenda. And certainly don’t discuss the cost/benefit ratio of those unnatural ‘pulses’ using confiscated STORED winter flood waters taken from upper basin agriculture owners without compensation. Facts like, in one ‘pulse’ alone, enough water was wasted that would supply the needs of 7,000,000 people for a year or approximately 202,000 irrigated acres, with EVERY single pulse occurring at far higher levels than EVER reported to occur at that same time of year.
Guess for those who get paid the same regardless of consequence, ignoring these things is just all in a days work.
Rex Cozzalio, Hornbrook, California 5/29/21
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