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A.I.I.Alert #19- Mattaponi Lands Still In Danger!

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  • Thomas Greywolf
    As Usual Big Business and Crooked Politicians are Attempting to go around the Virginia State Legislature that voted down State Bill #420. They are attempting
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 7, 2005
      As Usual Big Business and Crooked Politicians
      are Attempting to go around the Virginia State
      Legislature that voted down State Bill #420.
      They are attempting get control of the Mattaponi
      Tribal Lands & Mattaponi Fisheries by Flooding Them.
      I urge Everyone to copy & past the letter below(in bold type)
      and send it with your name to the email addresses at the
      bottom of this page.
      Please pass this to every Yahoo,MSN & AOL group and
      everyone you know including www.powwows.com


      Dear Sir or Madam,

      I am absolutely opposed to the King William Reservoir. There are
      fundamental issues, which are out of compliance with federal and state
      laws and policies. These inconsistencies contradict the laws and regulations
      required by both federal and state governments and disqualify the
      King William Reservoir as a viable water source for the region. Not to mention
      the effort to sercumvent the Virginia State Legislature and Citizenry when
      Virginia State Bill # 420 was DeFeated.
      Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 930 requires new
      analysis by the State and Federal governments to address these
      conflicts.

      The following are issues that stand in conflict to the Virginia Laws,
      Codes, Statutes, and enforceable policies listed:

      � 62.1-44.15:5. Virginia Water Protection Permit

      � 62.1-44.2. Short title; purpose

      The physical structure of the King William Reservoir and all its associated
      components are designed out-of-scale to satisfy regional water need.
      How is it possible that "the least environmentally damaging most practicable
      alternative" is a project that is disproportionately over-scaled to
      satisfy an over-inflated regional water need? The over sized design
      results in over sized impacts to each and every aspect of
      environmental damage associated with this project.

      The reason the project is out of scale is that the NEPA process was
      not complete before VWCP permitting by the WCB. The erroneous
      assertion by the permitee that 40 MGD as the regional need was the
      pivotal design criteria, which generated the size and scale of the
      project. That number was incorrect then and it is incorrect now. The
      NEPA review would have detailed the actual regional water need at
      approximately. 20 MGD. The actual regional water need is half the
      amount represented to the WCB and half the amount used to scale the
      design. The scale of the project cannot be defended. The impacts of
      the out-of-scale project on the environment and associated
      degradation of the state's natural resources is unnecessarily out-of-
      proportion and illegal according to the statues listed below.

      Each of the statutes is listed. Following the listed statute is list
      of issues, which are inconsistent with the statute. Also listed are
      issues directly effected by the out-of scale consequences of this
      out-of-scale reservoir.

      NEPA review � The VWPP was issued before NEPA review was completed.
      This contradicts established state policy. If the WCB conformed to
      normal operational procedure, and awaited for guidance from the NEPA
      review, they would have learned the actual water need was not 40 MGD
      as presented by the permitee but, actually half that amount. KWR is
      disproportionate in scale to a reservoir size required to satisfy
      regional water need. They would have learned the intake is in the
      middle of the most productive shad spawning ground in the state. In
      all likelihood, the reservoir would not have been permitted.

      Heath Department - The permitee asserted that a VA Department of
      Health letter was the instigating document, which predicated the
      KWR. The Health Department did not intend NNWW to increase the total
      reservoir volume of all 6 reservoirs in the NN system by 104%
      additional capacity. This capacity is disproportionate in scale to
      the capacity required to satisfy the regional water need.

      Beneficial Use � The beneficial use used as the design basis for the
      physical structure is predicated on an erroneous water need of
      40MGD. Actual regional water need is less than half.

      Size- The KWR structure is out-of-scale in proportion to regional
      water need. All associated environmental impacts are
      disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
      regional water need.

      Fisheries � The impacts on the fisheries in the Mattaponi River is
      disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
      regional water need.

      Wetland tidal � The environmental degradation of Mattaponi River
      tidal wetlands by out-of scale withdrawals associated with this out
      of scale reservoir is is disproportionate in scale to the losses
      required to satisfy the regional water need.

      Wetland non-tidal � The non-tidal wetland loss of 437 acres is
      disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
      regional water need.

      Cohoke Creek � The damage to Cohoke Creek, which will be denied its
      natural water flow and fish migration is disproportionate in scale
      to the losses required to satisfy the regional water need.

      Aeschynomene virginica � The impacts on Aeschynomene virginica
      (endangered species) in the Mattaponi River is disproportionate in
      scale to the losses required to satisfy the regional water need.

      Botanical � The effects on Mattaponi botanicals including SAV,
      wetlands, and Aeschynomene virginica (endangered species) have never
      been studied within the withdrawal changes imposed by the hiatus.

      Salinity � The salinity increases on the Mattaponi River are
      disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
      regional water need.

      Impoundments � The impoundment of 12.2 billion gallons of Mattaponi
      River water is disproportionate in scale to the regional water need.

      Surface area � The 1500 acres of surface area for the KWR is
      disproportionate in scale to satisfy regional water needs.

      Evaporative loss � The evaporative loss of 4 MGD is disproportionate
      in scale to the losses required to satisfy the regional water need.

      Seepage � The seepage losses into the ground of 4-5 MGD is
      disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
      regional water need.

      75 Million Gallons maximum withdrawal � The 75 MGD withdrawal from
      the Mattaponi River will result in environmental and beneficial use
      impacts which are disproportionate in scale to the losses required
      to satisfy the regional water need.

      Intake placement � The placement of the intake in the middle of the
      most productive shad spawning ground in the state will produce
      losses to the fisheries and aquatic habitat which is
      disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
      regional water need.

      Intake size � The intake size was increased without public review
      and is disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy
      the regional water need.

      Hiatus 1 � The 150 day hiatus adopted by VMRC has never been
      modeled. 80% of the water, which flows in the river, flows during
      the hiatus period. Our water specialists have determined that it is
      impossible to keep the reservoir filled without regularly filling
      the reservoir during the 150-day hiatus.

      Hiatus 2 � The hiatus defies the basic operational design, in place
      over a decade, whereby water will only be withdrawn in high flow
      winter months during low botanical impact periods. The hiatus
      reverses the established design and imposes maximum withdrawals
      during the months when the plants will germinate, flower, seed, and
      distribute seed. The public, the state, or the federal government
      has never studied summer withdrawal impacts.

      Poison pipe � The poison pipe was imposed on the KWR during the
      rebuttal period of the VMRC process. The public, state & feds have
      not determined critical design issues associated with which poisons
      will be used, what concentrations, if there will be releases of
      poisoned grasses into the river which are likely to float downstream
      and downwind into the endangered species aeschynomene virginica
      population immediately adjacent to the intake pipe.

      VMRC partial review � The VMRC was required, in their second
      hearing, to address only early life history impacts to the shad and
      other fisheries associated with the imposition of the withdrawal
      hiatus. In fact, the hiatus was a new construct. Many issues such
      as, increased botanical impacts, increased losses to wetlands,
      increased impacts to SAV, which were changed by the imposition of
      the hiatus, were never considered by the VMRC.

      Mitigation � Mitigation is based on the destruction of 437 acres of
      non-tidal wetland. That out-of-scale wetland destruction is not
      required to provide regional water need. All mitigation issues are
      out-of scale in disproportion to the regional water need.

      � 62.1-44.3. Definitions

      "Pollution" means such alteration of the physical, chemical or
      biological properties of any state waters as will or is likely to
      create a nuisance or render such waters (a) harmful or detrimental
      or injurious to the public health, safety or welfare, or to the
      health of animals, fish or aquatic life;

      (b) unsuitable with reasonable treatment for use as present or
      possible future sources of public water supply;

      or (c) unsuitable for recreational, commercial, industrial,
      agricultural, or other reasonable uses, provided that (i) an
      alteration of the physical, chemical, or biological property of
      state waters, or a discharge or deposit of sewage, industrial wastes
      or other wastes to state waters by any owner which by itself is not
      sufficient to cause pollution, but which, in combination with such
      alteration of or discharge or deposit to state waters by other
      owners, is sufficient to cause pollution; (ii) the discharge of
      untreated sewage by any owner into state waters; and (iii)
      contributing to the contravention of standards of water quality duly
      established by the Board, are "pollution" for the terms and purposes
      of this chapter.

      � 62.1-10. Definitions

      (b) "Beneficial use" means both in stream and off stream uses.
      In stream beneficial uses include, but are not limited to, the
      protection of fish and wildlife habitat, maintenance of waste
      assimilation, recreation, navigation, and cultural and aesthetic
      values. Off stream beneficial uses include, but are not limited to,
      domestic (including public water supply), agricultural, electric
      power generation, commercial and industrial uses. Public water
      supply uses for human consumption shall be considered the highest
      priority.

      Summary

      Project Scale is out-of-proportion to regional water need

      Regional water need has been established by the Corps of Engineers
      to be about 20 MGD. The King William Reservoir is designed to
      produce 40 MGD. All physical plant issues including 12.2 billion
      gallons of impounded Mattaponi River water, 1500 acres surface area,
      437 acres of destroyed wetland, etc, are associated with a project
      which is not scaled to satisfy the regional water need of 20 MGD.

      The disproportionate scale of the reservoir design will result in
      disproportionate damage to the fisheries, wetlands, sub-aquatic
      vegetation, endangered species, increased salinity, etc, which are
      not in scale with a project capable of supplying regional water need
      of 20 MGD.

      This stands in stark contradiction to the Statute responsibilities
      listed above.

      Beneficial Use � Water Need � Cut In Half

      NNWW represented to the voting Water Control Board, that the
      regional water need was 40 MGD in the target year of 2030. That has
      since been cut in half by the ACE, at the same time the target year
      has increased to 2040. Actual regional water need represented to the
      WCB has been cut to half, yet the projects full scale is still in
      place. Beneficial uses within the Mattaponi River system are being
      unnecessarily destroyed by this out-of-scale reservoir. All impacts
      to the environment as itemized above are needlessly out-of scale. It
      is inconsistent with state statutes listed above.

      However, while the positive benefit is cut in half, the negative
      benefits are still disproportionately intact. The size of this out
      of scale reservoir and all its physical components are still in
      place. The environmental impacts are still at their maximum levels
      associated with this out of scale design� full-scale impoundment of
      12.2 billion gallons of Mattaponi River water will still occur. Full-
      scale evaporative loss of up to 4 mgd is still represented by this
      out of scale project. Full-scale seepage of up to 4 mgd is still in
      effect. Full-scale loss of 437 acres of wetland � the greatest
      permitted loss in the mid Atlantic region since the adoption of the
      Clean Water Act will still occur to the incorrect scale. The
      mitigation is based on this inflated proportion. Indeed, all aspects
      of the reservoir impact are out-of-scale with the regional water
      need.
      Environmental Impacts Have Increased

      The intake in now known to be located in the middle of the most
      productive spawning grounds for shad, and most probably many other
      important fisheries including eels, sturgeon, bass, herring and many
      others.

      ***The changes to water withdrawals during the non-hiatus months
      causes withdrawals during the summer and fall, this maximizes
      impacts to botany and wetlands in new ways not studied by the
      federal or state government or the public.

      The impacts to spawning grounds, endangered botanicals, fisheries,
      water quality, SAV's, Mattaponi wetlands, Cohoke wetlands, Mattaponi
      Tribal hatchery environment, adjacent and nearby property owners,
      and users of the resource will be greater than can be defended by
      this out-of-scale project design. The Mattaponi environment will
      suffer damages associated with a project that is incorrectly over-
      scaled. It simply cannot be "the least environmentally damaging,
      most practicable alternative", when the reservoir was scaled to
      produce twice the amount of water, that can possibly be consumed in
      the region.

      The out-of-scale design is the result of misrepresentation of fact
      to the WCB. There stands a conflict with public policy and procedure
      because the WCB voted on the VWCP out of sequence before the NEPA
      review was completed. This resulted in a standing assertion by the
      permitee that 40 MGD was the regional water need. If the normal
      sequence were followed and no deviation from established public
      policy had taken place, it would have become apparent, in the NEPA
      review, that regional water need was nearer to 20 MGD. By voting out
      of normal procedure, and sequence, the WCB accepted the
      misrepresentation of fact was rendered to them.

      The King William Reservoir is not built to a scale related to
      regional water need. The physical designs out-of-proportion scale
      results in out-of-proportion environmental degradation and
      unqualified losses to the natural resources and public benefits of
      Virginia. A list of issues related to these disproportionate impacts
      are listed above. These conflicts stand in violation to the statutes
      listed above. Because of irregular sequencing of the WCB vote before
      the NEPA review, the state may not have realized these conflicting
      issues were in violation of state statutes listed above.

      However, YOU KNOW IT NOW.

      THE PERMITS STAND ON AN INFLATED DESIGN CRITERIA WHICH IS OUT-OF-
      SCALE WITH REGIONAL WATER NEED.

      MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS CONSISTENCY CERTIFICATION WOULD BE IN
      VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE STATUTES.

      REVOKE THE PERMITS.

      Sincerely,



      The Mattaponi People need your help!
      Email Addresses I and others are
      sending this letter to:

      Virginia Officials: Phone 1-717-247-2205 & 1-717-247-2269
      woinfo@... teller.lawrence@... perritt.charles@...
      jmccrosky@... russell.garrison@... wilford.kale@...
      allan.abbott@... bill.pruitt@... cynthia.jones@...
      erik.barth@... bill.bowen@... stephanie.chandler@... joanie.beatley@...
      mark.warner@... mail@...
      tkaine@... district22@... district14@...
      district04@... district28@... district29@...
      district37@... district25@... district34@...
      district21@... district24@... district19@...
      district17@... district32@... district09@...
      district02@... district18@... district16@...
      district11@... district05@... district03@...
      district33@... district23@... district39@...
      district26@... district27@... district38@...


      Media: info@... nationalnews@... investigations@...
      national@... sam@... lizg@... indianz@...
      cshaw@... editor@... abramowitz@...
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    • Thomas Greywolf
      As Usual Big Business and Crooked Politicians are Attempting to go around the Virginia State Legislature that voted down State Bill #420. They are attempting
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 7, 2005
        As Usual Big Business and Crooked Politicians
        are Attempting to go around the Virginia State
        Legislature that voted down State Bill #420.
        They are attempting get control of the Mattaponi
        Tribal Lands & Mattaponi Fisheries by Flooding Them.
        I urge Everyone to copy & past the letter below(in bold type)
        and send it with your name to the email addresses at the
        bottom of this page.
        Please pass this to every Yahoo,MSN & AOL group and
        everyone you know including www.powwows.com


        Dear Sir or Madam,

        I am absolutely opposed to the King William Reservoir. There are
        fundamental issues, which are out of compliance with federal and state
        laws and policies. These inconsistencies contradict the laws and regulations
        required by both federal and state governments and disqualify the
        King William Reservoir as a viable water source for the region. Not to mention
        the effort to circumvent the Virginia State Legislature and Citizenry when
        Virginia State Bill # 420 was Defeated.
        Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 930 requires new
        analysis by the State and Federal governments to address these
        conflicts.

        The following are issues that stand in conflict to the Virginia Laws,
        Codes, Statutes, and enforceable policies listed:

        � 62.1-44.15:5. Virginia Water Protection Permit

        � 62.1-44.2. Short title; purpose

        The physical structure of the King William Reservoir and all its associated
        components are designed out-of-scale to satisfy regional water need.
        How is it possible that "the least environmentally damaging most practicable
        alternative" is a project that is disproportionately over-scaled to
        satisfy an over-inflated regional water need? The over sized design
        results in over sized impacts to each and every aspect of
        environmental damage associated with this project.

        The reason the project is out of scale is that the NEPA process was
        not complete before VWCP permitting by the WCB. The erroneous
        assertion by the permitee that 40 MGD as the regional need was the
        pivotal design criteria, which generated the size and scale of the
        project. That number was incorrect then and it is incorrect now. The
        NEPA review would have detailed the actual regional water need at
        approximately. 20 MGD. The actual regional water need is half the
        amount represented to the WCB and half the amount used to scale the
        design. The scale of the project cannot be defended. The impacts of
        the out-of-scale project on the environment and associated
        degradation of the state's natural resources is unnecessarily out-of-
        proportion and illegal according to the statues listed below.

        Each of the statutes is listed. Following the listed statute is list
        of issues, which are inconsistent with the statute. Also listed are
        issues directly effected by the out-of scale consequences of this
        out-of-scale reservoir.

        NEPA review � The VWPP was issued before NEPA review was completed.
        This contradicts established state policy. If the WCB conformed to
        normal operational procedure, and awaited for guidance from the NEPA
        review, they would have learned the actual water need was not 40 MGD
        as presented by the permitee but, actually half that amount. KWR is
        disproportionate in scale to a reservoir size required to satisfy
        regional water need. They would have learned the intake is in the
        middle of the most productive shad spawning ground in the state. In
        all likelihood, the reservoir would not have been permitted.

        Heath Department - The permitee asserted that a VA Department of
        Health letter was the instigating document, which predicated the
        KWR. The Health Department did not intend NNWW to increase the total
        reservoir volume of all 6 reservoirs in the NN system by 104%
        additional capacity. This capacity is disproportionate in scale to
        the capacity required to satisfy the regional water need.

        Beneficial Use � The beneficial use used as the design basis for the
        physical structure is predicated on an erroneous water need of
        40MGD. Actual regional water need is less than half.

        Size- The KWR structure is out-of-scale in proportion to regional
        water need. All associated environmental impacts are
        disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
        regional water need.

        Fisheries � The impacts on the fisheries in the Mattaponi River is
        disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
        regional water need.

        Wetland tidal � The environmental degradation of Mattaponi River
        tidal wetlands by out-of scale withdrawals associated with this out
        of scale reservoir is is disproportionate in scale to the losses
        required to satisfy the regional water need.

        Wetland non-tidal � The non-tidal wetland loss of 437 acres is
        disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
        regional water need.

        Cohoke Creek � The damage to Cohoke Creek, which will be denied its
        natural water flow and fish migration is disproportionate in scale
        to the losses required to satisfy the regional water need.

        Aeschynomene virginica � The impacts on Aeschynomene virginica
        (endangered species) in the Mattaponi River is disproportionate in
        scale to the losses required to satisfy the regional water need.

        Botanical � The effects on Mattaponi botanicals including SAV,
        wetlands, and Aeschynomene virginica (endangered species) have never
        been studied within the withdrawal changes imposed by the hiatus.

        Salinity � The salinity increases on the Mattaponi River are
        disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
        regional water need.

        Impoundments � The impoundment of 12.2 billion gallons of Mattaponi
        River water is disproportionate in scale to the regional water need.

        Surface area � The 1500 acres of surface area for the KWR is
        disproportionate in scale to satisfy regional water needs.

        Evaporative loss � The evaporative loss of 4 MGD is disproportionate
        in scale to the losses required to satisfy the regional water need.

        Seepage � The seepage losses into the ground of 4-5 MGD is
        disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
        regional water need.

        75 Million Gallons maximum withdrawal � The 75 MGD withdrawal from
        the Mattaponi River will result in environmental and beneficial use
        impacts which are disproportionate in scale to the losses required
        to satisfy the regional water need.

        Intake placement � The placement of the intake in the middle of the
        most productive shad spawning ground in the state will produce
        losses to the fisheries and aquatic habitat which is
        disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy the
        regional water need.

        Intake size � The intake size was increased without public review
        and is disproportionate in scale to the losses required to satisfy
        the regional water need.

        Hiatus 1 � The 150 day hiatus adopted by VMRC has never been
        modeled. 80% of the water, which flows in the river, flows during
        the hiatus period. Our water specialists have determined that it is
        impossible to keep the reservoir filled without regularly filling
        the reservoir during the 150-day hiatus.

        Hiatus 2 � The hiatus defies the basic operational design, in place
        over a decade, whereby water will only be withdrawn in high flow
        winter months during low botanical impact periods. The hiatus
        reverses the established design and imposes maximum withdrawals
        during the months when the plants will germinate, flower, seed, and
        distribute seed. The public, the state, or the federal government
        has never studied summer withdrawal impacts.

        Poison pipe � The poison pipe was imposed on the KWR during the
        rebuttal period of the VMRC process. The public, state & feds have
        not determined critical design issues associated with which poisons
        will be used, what concentrations, if there will be releases of
        poisoned grasses into the river which are likely to float downstream
        and downwind into the endangered species aeschynomene virginica
        population immediately adjacent to the intake pipe.

        VMRC partial review � The VMRC was required, in their second
        hearing, to address only early life history impacts to the shad and
        other fisheries associated with the imposition of the withdrawal
        hiatus. In fact, the hiatus was a new construct. Many issues such
        as, increased botanical impacts, increased losses to wetlands,
        increased impacts to SAV, which were changed by the imposition of
        the hiatus, were never considered by the VMRC.

        Mitigation � Mitigation is based on the destruction of 437 acres of
        non-tidal wetland. That out-of-scale wetland destruction is not
        required to provide regional water need. All mitigation issues are
        out-of scale in disproportion to the regional water need.

        � 62.1-44.3. Definitions

        "Pollution" means such alteration of the physical, chemical or
        biological properties of any state waters as will or is likely to
        create a nuisance or render such waters (a) harmful or detrimental
        or injurious to the public health, safety or welfare, or to the
        health of animals, fish or aquatic life;

        (b) unsuitable with reasonable treatment for use as present or
        possible future sources of public water supply;

        or (c) unsuitable for recreational, commercial, industrial,
        agricultural, or other reasonable uses, provided that (i) an
        alteration of the physical, chemical, or biological property of
        state waters, or a discharge or deposit of sewage, industrial wastes
        or other wastes to state waters by any owner which by itself is not
        sufficient to cause pollution, but which, in combination with such
        alteration of or discharge or deposit to state waters by other
        owners, is sufficient to cause pollution; (ii) the discharge of
        untreated sewage by any owner into state waters; and (iii)
        contributing to the contravention of standards of water quality duly
        established by the Board, are "pollution" for the terms and purposes
        of this chapter.

        � 62.1-10. Definitions

        (b) "Beneficial use" means both in stream and off stream uses.
        In stream beneficial uses include, but are not limited to, the
        protection of fish and wildlife habitat, maintenance of waste
        assimilation, recreation, navigation, and cultural and aesthetic
        values. Off stream beneficial uses include, but are not limited to,
        domestic (including public water supply), agricultural, electric
        power generation, commercial and industrial uses. Public water
        supply uses for human consumption shall be considered the highest
        priority.

        Summary

        Project Scale is out-of-proportion to regional water need

        Regional water need has been established by the Corps of Engineers
        to be about 20 MGD. The King William Reservoir is designed to
        produce 40 MGD. All physical plant issues including 12.2 billion
        gallons of impounded Mattaponi River water, 1500 acres surface area,
        437 acres of destroyed wetland, etc, are associated with a project
        which is not scaled to satisfy the regional water need of 20 MGD.

        The disproportionate scale of the reservoir design will result in
        disproportionate damage to the fisheries, wetlands, sub-aquatic
        vegetation, endangered species, increased salinity, etc, which are
        not in scale with a project capable of supplying regional water need
        of 20 MGD.

        This stands in stark contradiction to the Statute responsibilities
        listed above.

        Beneficial Use � Water Need � Cut In Half

        NNWW represented to the voting Water Control Board, that the
        regional water need was 40 MGD in the target year of 2030. That has
        since been cut in half by the ACE, at the same time the target year
        has increased to 2040. Actual regional water need represented to the
        WCB has been cut to half, yet the projects full scale is still in
        place. Beneficial uses within the Mattaponi River system are being
        unnecessarily destroyed by this out-of-scale reservoir. All impacts
        to the environment as itemized above are needlessly out-of scale. It
        is inconsistent with state statutes listed above.

        However, while the positive benefit is cut in half, the negative
        benefits are still disproportionately intact. The size of this out
        of scale reservoir and all its physical components are still in
        place. The environmental impacts are still at their maximum levels
        associated with this out of scale design� full-scale impoundment of
        12.2 billion gallons of Mattaponi River water will still occur. Full-
        scale evaporative loss of up to 4 mgd is still represented by this
        out of scale project. Full-scale seepage of up to 4 mgd is still in
        effect. Full-scale loss of 437 acres of wetland � the greatest
        permitted loss in the mid Atlantic region since the adoption of the
        Clean Water Act will still occur to the incorrect scale. The
        mitigation is based on this inflated proportion. Indeed, all aspects
        of the reservoir impact are out-of-scale with the regional water
        need.
        Environmental Impacts Have Increased

        The intake in now known to be located in the middle of the most
        productive spawning grounds for shad, and most probably many other
        important fisheries including eels, sturgeon, bass, herring and many
        others.

        ***The changes to water withdrawals during the non-hiatus months
        causes withdrawals during the summer and fall, this maximizes
        impacts to botany and wetlands in new ways not studied by the
        federal or state government or the public.

        The impacts to spawning grounds, endangered botanicals, fisheries,
        water quality, SAV's, Mattaponi wetlands, Cohoke wetlands, Mattaponi
        Tribal hatchery environment, adjacent and nearby property owners,
        and users of the resource will be greater than can be defended by
        this out-of-scale project design. The Mattaponi environment will
        suffer damages associated with a project that is incorrectly over-
        scaled. It simply cannot be "the least environmentally damaging,
        most practicable alternative", when the reservoir was scaled to
        produce twice the amount of water, that can possibly be consumed in
        the region.

        The out-of-scale design is the result of misrepresentation of fact
        to the WCB. There stands a conflict with public policy and procedure
        because the WCB voted on the VWCP out of sequence before the NEPA
        review was completed. This resulted in a standing assertion by the
        permitee that 40 MGD was the regional water need. If the normal
        sequence were followed and no deviation from established public
        policy had taken place, it would have become apparent, in the NEPA
        review, that regional water need was nearer to 20 MGD. By voting out
        of normal procedure, and sequence, the WCB accepted the
        misrepresentation of fact was rendered to them.

        The King William Reservoir is not built to a scale related to
        regional water need. The physical designs out-of-proportion scale
        results in out-of-proportion environmental degradation and
        unqualified losses to the natural resources and public benefits of
        Virginia. A list of issues related to these disproportionate impacts
        are listed above. These conflicts stand in violation to the statutes
        listed above. Because of irregular sequencing of the WCB vote before
        the NEPA review, the state may not have realized these conflicting
        issues were in violation of state statutes listed above.

        However, YOU KNOW IT NOW.

        THE PERMITS STAND ON AN INFLATED DESIGN CRITERIA WHICH IS OUT-OF-
        SCALE WITH REGIONAL WATER NEED.

        MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS CONSISTENCY CERTIFICATION WOULD BE IN
        VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE STATUTES.

        REVOKE THE PERMITS.

        Sincerely,



        The Mattaponi People need your help!
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