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Dismantling Dams on Our Waterways

Dismantling Dams


Dismantling Dams on Our Waterways.

Dismantling Dams

  Water provides life to otherwise baron              land

Dismantling dams on some of the worlds water ways is an extraordinary event. Whether for environmental or economic reasons there will be downsides for some folk. Built over a century ago in some cases, people over a number of generations, have become accustomed to their benefits and economic values. Many people have built their lives, families and incomes from these structures both directly and indirectly.

During a not so recent family visit to the Pacific North West, and unbeknownst to me, brother in law Ted had arranged the hire of a river boat on one of these magnificent dams...

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Whitebaiting In One of The Few Remote Places Left.



Whitebait elude the nets

Supplies Arrive on Beach

Whitebaiting In The Remoteness.

Whitebaiting tidal flows along with water temperatures may dictate when or even if the hatchling whitebait even make it to the river mouth.

Then the predators. Whitebait shoals entering a river are often followed by an array of sea dwelling fishes only to be met by many hungry fishes from the fresh water domain. Perhaps I should mention the super abundance and variety of bird life waiting anxiously for the arrival of this tasty tiny morsel.

Unfortunately for whitebait, on a seasonal basis only, humans are included in the food chain. We too have to eat, and very well I might add.

Whitebaiting is practiced on many of our rivers, sometimes attracting large numbers of fishermen. However I am ...

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