Water

  • Judge Re-issues Injunction on Yellowstone River Project

    On July 5, a federal judge again blocked construction of a proposed $59 million irrigation dam and bypass channel on the Yellowstone River in Montana.

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  • The Latest on the Clean Water Rule

    President Trump issued an executive order for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to rescind and replace the Clean Water Rule.

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  • 2017 Policy Resolutions

    Resolutions Passed at the 2017 National Convention Izaak Walton League of America Solar Energy Protection Resolution There are many forms of energy that will be vital to the maintenance of sufficient energy supplies in the near future. Without them, energy shortages will reduce growth, increase hardships, and lead to political instability. Of these sources, one that has both immediate and long-term benefit to consumers and the environment is solar energy. Strongly supported by the federal government initially, solar power has recently come under attack at the state level by utility companies. Although there is some merit to their claims, the problems ...

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  • Save Our Stream: Flow Monitoring Instructions

     PREPARE A TRANSECT Before you measure the streamfow, you must frst defne the area in which you are taking measurements. This is done by creating a transect – a straight line that defnes a narrow section through the stream. At your monitoring station, carry one end of the rope across the stream and secure it around a tree, shrub, or boulder on the far bank, one to two feet above water level. On the near bank, across from where the frst end was secured, tie the rope around a shrub/tree at same height, making the rope taut across and above the stream. WIDTH Although the rope used to defne your transect ...

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  • Save Our Stream: Flow Monitoring Form

     Flow Monitoring Data Form for Stream Monitors Your Name: _____________________________________________________________________________ Group Name: ____________________________________________ Number of Participants:______________ Name of Stream: ____________________________ GPS Coordinates: _______________________________ City/State:______________________ Survey Date:__________ Start Time: _________ End Time: __________ Description of Site Location: _________________________________________________________________ WEATHER CONDITIONS (check all that apply) Today: n Sunny n Overcast n Intermittent Rain n Steady Rain n Heavy Rain n Snow Yesterday: n Sunny n Overcast n Intermittent Rain n Steady Rain n Heavy Rain n Snow Day Before Yesterday: n Sunny n Overcast n Intermittent Rain n Steady Rain n Heavy Rain n Snow WIDTH Measure stream width at a point that visually appears to be the average width of the stream ...

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