Photo Shawn Williams Greetings Pend Oreille Basin residents,
The Lakes Commission has partnered with Idaho Department of Water Resources(IDWR) to hold an informational meeting in Sandpoint Thurs April 28th @ 6pm.
UPDATE on meeting Greetings, During meeting we lost internet connection, so for those of you attending via Zoom, please accept our apologies. Fortunately, a reporter with the Daily Bee was in attendance and provided us with an audio recording. You can find that recording along with IDWR's PowerPoint presentation on our website under MEETINGS. Also, keep in mind that IDWR will be hosting claims filing workshops May 3-5th all day, each day, at the Ponderay Event Center. For more information on Idaho's Water Adjudication process. https://idwr.idaho.gov/water-rights/adjudication/ Best,
Molly McCahon Lakes Commission Executive Director They will also be hosting Workshops May 3-5 at the Ponderay Event Center from 8am to 6pm.
By Colin Tiernan - SPOKESMAN REVIEW
For decades, hundreds of geographical place names have insulted Native American women.
Squaw Canyon. Squaw Valley. Squaw Creek.
More than 650 geographical features on U.S. public lands include the racial slur “squaw,” an offensive term for a Native American woman.
In Washington, 18 geographical features bear the slur. But not for much longer.
The U.S. Department of the Interior is renaming the 650-plus features and seeking public comment as it goes through the process.
“Racist terms have no place in our vernacular or on our federal lands,” Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said in a November press release. “Our nation’s lands and waters should be places to celebrate the outdoors and our shared cultural heritage – not to perpetuate the legacies of oppression.” Read whole of Spokesman Review's article HERE
SPOKESMAN REVIEW PRIEST RIVER — Construction on Outlet Dam has been extended for another year, Idaho Department of Water Resources officials decided Friday.
Officials said the extension is needed to prevent lateral water flow, which causes erosion.
"[Water] is moving sideways instead of from top to bottom,” said Neeley Miller, senior resource planner at the Idaho Department of Water Resources on Monday. “The water is actually getting in below, and then moving up, under, and then moving down and coming back out.”
According to Miller, it is unclear what caused the abnormal water flow, but Miller said that they have identified a solution to the problem. PHOTO Pecky Cox 2021/2022
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