Sunday's editorial on sedimentation of our county streams was timely. Some of the credit for alerting state and local authorities should be given to the volunteers in our Adopt-a-Stream program. They have often noted and reported increasing sedimentation in all of the streams we monitor.
In particular, we have been asked by the state regional planner to help in the study of all of the parameters of Jones Creek. To that end we have increased our study sites.
Through stream profiles and anecdotal evidence, we note sediment accumulation and changing channel shapes.
However, as volunteer coordinator of Adopt-a-Stream, I shall look into means by which we get more sedimentary and related data.
More volunteers (and financial support for the equipment and supplies we need to use) would be most welcome.
The local Soil and Water Conservation Service personnel could be more helpful in this matter with additional financial and public support. Our county technician is to be commended for the good work she already does.
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