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Thanks for this explanation of how cash can be risky. I've been trying to tell an offspring that too conservative has it's risks too.
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Is the VA sending out emails introducing new features on the website? If not then your subscriber database may have been compromised. I am receiving "phishing" emails, address to me by name, purporting to have come from the VA and discussing new interactive website features. However, one of the links in the emails is very suspicious.
Tip of the ice berg. This presidency is different, but still the same.
I see no useful purpose in publishing names or age. General position descriptions and salaries are sufficient for watch-dog groups. Disclaimer: no one in my family are public employees in Victoria County.
First, as I understand it, the water GBRA is proposing to sell to Exelon are the senior rights on the river. Therefore they would be honored as long as there is water in the channel. I don't think we have seen a drought that has dried up the river, much less dried it up for more than 2 years.
Second, I am not aware of any formal plans for GBRA to use the 22K acre feet (75K minus 53K) of water up country. Of course if Exelon ends up not needing the full 75K GBRA would be free to use such water as it sees fit. Can you site your source please?
Finally, again, as I understand it, surface-water rights issued after about 1985 are subject to some environmental flows restrictions. Therefore, the senior rights GBRA has, which were granted before 1985, are not formally subject to the same restrictions as recently granted water rights. Other surface-face water rights across the state are treated similarly based on the date of their issue.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not blind to the dangers of taking too much water from the river (I actually favor capturing "excess" flood waters in off-channel reservoirs), however, I think we should keep the facts straight and argue from the high ground. So please, keep the discussion going.
Good article. Also, the adults can be distinguished from similar winged insects (such as dragon and damsel flies) by the presence of long antennae. Insects are cool.
Now Podunk, why would you denigrate someone you have not met? I suspect the person who made the original ID mistake actually has a college degree. Even non-hillbilly's can make mistakes.
Bottom line is that journalists can't know everything. Therefore they need to know where to find the answers. Just because a person works for TPWD doesn't mean they are an authority on everything wild. For law enforcement of wildlife and fisheries laws, game wardens are the experts. For terrestrial wildlife, wildlife biologists are the experts. For aquatic wildlife (fish), fisheries biologists are the experts. An honest mistake was made in this case.In the comments to the original article a link was posted to an authoritative brochure for piranha-pacu ID. Biologist Mitchell correctly identified the fish even though this apparently is not his area of expertise. Kudos to him.
It's all about money. No matter which side you're on, it's more than likely you're there because of a monetary interest. Same goes for the wealthy and not-so-wealthy. Follow the money.
If you want your dog safe, keep it on your property. When dogs run loose, attack cyclers, kill other pets, threaten children, they will be dealt with. I know because I did. Outside on the city limits no one will hear your screams.