6693a comment on Snake River water quality
- Aug 30, 2010Steve is correct regarding water quality in "Bruneau Arm". There is not much
flow in the Bruneau River in the summer and most is Ag runoff from farming
and cattle grazing. The poor WQ, low flows and hot temperatures produce very
poor water quality...
Without going into the details, it might be better to try this in the spring
with much more flows and cooler weather, or latter in the fall with more
mixing of the reservoir and cooler weather.
The main channel of the Reservoir comes in from the north, with ag return
flows, discharge from fish farming and wastewater. The Snake River upstream
has sizable groundwater "spring flows" from the Thousand Springs area and
above. This helps the water quality a bit in the fall, after ag
irrigation/runoff decreases, the weather cools, and the reservoir mixes
In the spring, flows in the Snake and Bruneau Rivers are generally high
enough that water quality is much better.
Keep in mind that the Snake River is considered Idaho's "working river".
Much of the flow in the summer is return flows and wastewater discharge from
fish farming and wastewater. There are efforts underway to improve water
quality...but Idaho's time frame is rather slow...50 to 70 years. Maybe our
kids will see it. And then again with Climate Change, maybe not.
The Columbia is generally better water quality for a lot of reasons...(less
ag return flows, no fish farms, less wastewater but a bigger nuke waste
facility). Still my head plugs up after getting thrashed on a Big wind
day.... part of the price you pay for fun!
Jack Harrison, PhD, PE, PH-GW
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Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] CJ
I don't want to alarm anyone but I just felt a little kick in my
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On Aug 29, 2010, at 14:01, Kay Walston <kaywalston@...> wrote:
Eek! Fish semen. Could us girls get pregnant? Stay away girls. We
could spawn fishboy!
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On Aug 29, 2010, at 11:35 AM, Idahokiteboard <
<mailto:idahokiteboard@...> idahokiteboard@...> wrote:
The fish in CJ are actually spawning right now so your
plugged noses are all from fish semen. Does snorting fish semen make you
gay? Guess you all are now known as the Gay Pride Kiters!
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On Aug 29, 2010, at 8:28, Gear Daddy LLC <
What a day!!! I sure wish we all would play at the
downwind leg...the wind is so so so so much better and the swell is clean
and big. This time I got Rusty to join me, and he realized the difference
right away. Only bad part is there are no shore spectators to show off to.
The 7-8:30 shift went off huge. solid beef with
gusts to 43. Downwind were I like to play there was swell 3-4 ft and winds
Up by the dam it was 15-45mph with typical washing
LP winds return as early as tomorrow, but forecast
is for clouds. I think I 'll take the day off as I got 4 of last 5 days on
water, and my nose is so stuffed up. Not sure what is in the water at CJ
but it is killing my nose this year.
Eddy @ Gear Daddy LLC
On Aug 28, 2010, at 1:28 PM, David Jakious wrote:
I'll meet you all out here. Give me a heads
up where you are going.
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On Aug 28, 2010, at 12:20 PM, "Steve Linane"
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<mailto:stevelinane@...> stevelinane@...> wrote:
Im going to keep a eye on it and if
it gets to 20 g 26 or so then I will go . , but I don't see a way to
forecast it today . its a good thing we didn't go yesterday , at 5;00 it
looked like it mite start up but was a false alarm
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Sent: Saturday, August 28,
2010 11:49 AM
Subject: [snowkiteidaho] CJ
Anyone heading out to CJ
James ( Jim ) Tighe
Gem State Gymnastics Academy
Tighe Gymnastics Sales
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Boise, ID 83703
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