Friday, August 13, 2010
Non-priority Public Uses²include, but are not limited to the following:
• Horseback Riding
• Kite boarding
• Motorized Boating
• Non motorized Boating (canoeing, kayaking, sailing)
• Personal Watercraft (jet skiing)
• Water skiing/tubing
• Winter activities (ice skating and other ice activities,cross-country skiing)
Lake Lowell is estimated to bring over $20 million into the local economy over the year. Closure of all the above listed rights and activities and more, the Feds can think of, is not pleasant to think about. This is a public resource that is in danger of being closed off to the public by the gestapo tactics of the Federal Government.
Lake Lowell was built as an irrigation impoundment and it needs to stay that way. Farmers depend on the water and locals like to use it as a recreation amenity for boating, picnicking and fishing. This will be taken from us if we fail to act by voicing our collective thoughts and inputs on this Federal grab of a local resource we have had access since the place was built.
The Federal closure of Riverside Drive almost happened. It was citizen outrage that put a stop to that bit of hysteria. Your opinion counts. Here is a link to the Deer Flat website Deer Flat Link
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 3:44 PM