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svantuyl



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:31 pm    Post subject: Doug's, Rowena, and Waterfront Park closed because of sewage Reply with quote

For everyone's information, The Dalles wastewater plant has again discharged sewage into the Columbia.

http://t.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2016/may/05/health-warning-issued-td-waterfront/?templates=tablet
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biffmalibu



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gross. I remember the "blobs" from a few years ago. Would make for a good horror film, combined with a radioactive giant sturgeon roaming the river. I fantasize about making this B-movie, complete with fishermen, windsurfers, kiters, oblivious stoners, and bikini-clad California summer princesses emerging from the smelly muck.

Might be a good time and reason to try Roosevelt, The Wall or Rufus over the weekend. There are so many eddies between The Dalles and Cascade locks that it will not clear for several days.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grew up playing in a river and a big creek full of obvious untreated sewage. The only result I've noticed? I've had only one cold and one case of flu in my life.

Utah closed huge freshwater Willard Bay because they couldn't explain the major fish kill. The result? I had it to myself on a windy summer day (it's usually packed with motor boats from fishermen to hydroplanes).

People actually windsurf at Nuclear Alley and Jones Beach, both toxic marine and industrial dumps of waste from sewage to dioxin.

The Delta.

The solution to pollution is dilution.
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inlandsea



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Fishing for Finless Brown Trout.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, it wasn't unprocessed sewage that got in the river. It was treated water lacking only the final uv sanitization step. It's microscopic bugs, not turds. We probably pick up more pathogens walking barefoot in the park, especially if the park allows dogs and kids in diapers.

Er ... it's the kids, not the dogs, in the diapers.
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svantuyl



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 10:02 pm    Post subject: Water quality, was and is safe, tests show Reply with quote

The signs warning of contaminated water were removed yesterday, May 6, 2016.

http://t.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2016/may/06/water-quality-was-and-safe-tests-show/
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surfersteve



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isobars ... you are really leaving yourself open with your posts here. Enough said. Just because you have a strong immune system does not mean excessive pathogens are healthy. Not everyone dies from smoking, but there has yet to be one study which correlates smoking with improved health.
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WMP



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good motivator to make ALL your jibes Wink
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

surfersteve wrote:
Isobars ... you are really leaving yourself open with your posts here.

Soooooo ... what's new? Smile
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

surfersteve wrote:
... does not mean excessive pathogens are healthy.

Guess again. Google it. It's well established ... unless, of course, you define "excessive" as "fatal doses of".
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