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Grand Canyon in Deep Trouble

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posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 06:27 PM
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www.cnn.com...

The salt cedar and trout are invaders, part of a wave of alien fish and plants that have moved in and devoured or crowded out the native species in the river of the Grand Canyon. The sandy shorelines are washing away. And once-buried Indian archaeological sites are slipping into the river.

The Grand Canyon is in deep trouble, and the government-appointed panel assigned to come up with solutions is torn by competing interests and cannot muster the political will to act decisively.

"The best that we can do is keep slapping on as many Band-Aids as we can and hope the patient survives," complained Pam Hyde, one of two environmentalists on the panel.


what do you think they should do? Possibly even just leave it alone....?




posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 01:00 AM
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they SHOULD drain Lake Powell.........and leave the ecology of that vast canyon area unto itself.

VERY Problematic though, for the electricity generated by the Lake Powell dam is the Electricity used to power Las Vegas.....Los Angeles...even Pheonix.......those are huge tax bases.
I bet the dam remains.....to heck with the biological damadge and negative implications.



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 01:02 AM
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Hayduke when we need him!

Salt Cedar is a problem in alot of places. It's taken over many areas along the Rio Grande and the Pecos also.



posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 01:14 AM
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the Tamerisk is NOT native either......nasty prickely bush thingy, yuck.



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