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Message started by Forum Admin on Mar 31st, 2005, 2:46pm

Title: Another Piru Creek flows meeting
Post by Forum Admin on Mar 31st, 2005, 2:46pm

There is another meeting to discuss the future of Piru Creek on April 8, 2005 at 10:00 AM. This letter from CalTrout is being posted on boards:

Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Meeting

City of Agoura Hills
30001 Ladyface Court
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 597-7300

DIRECTIONS (from Los Angeles north on 101 Freeway)

- 101 Freeway north out of the San Fernando
Valley to Reyes Adobe offramp.

- Left turn from offramp onto Reyes Adobe to
Agoura Rd. (1/4 mile)

- Left of Reyes Adobe onto Agoura Rd. to stoplight and right onto
Ladyface Court (1/4 to 1/2 mile or so)

- City of Agoura Hills Community Room April 8th 10:00 AM to Noon.

No agenda yet but this is a fact finding meeting run by the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee staff. It should be informative and your attendance is important to show the state and federal officials destroying Piru isn't in the public interest. I have worked with the Committee's staff and quite confident the creek will get a fair shake. Look forward to seeing you there.

Jim Edmondson, CalTrout


Title: Re: Another Piru Creek flows meeting
Post by Forum Admin on Apr 9th, 2005, 8:52am

I guess the meeting went well. I heard the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee representative, Dennis O'Connor, was very interested in working a compromise to save the Piru Creek fishery. This means that further study will be done. Anyone know more about this?

Title: Re: Another Piru Creek flows meeting
Post by Lew_Riffle on Apr 11th, 2005, 4:47am

Jack Marshall and I attended the meeting on Friday.  It was very well attended by Flyfishers from SoCal. Mother nature is well in controll of the situation since as it turns out the winter storms took care of the  problem for the this season by washing out the canyon pretty well. The Bull Frogs have lost a battle and the Arroyo Toad if it did what it was supposed to got out of the way of the winter flood.  As usual we have not worked as hard as we could have managing the middle Piru.  We have all the elements at hand but all the parties only take them as far as they need instead of what is best for the whole collective ecosystem.  DWR has got to get commited to making the flows work and happen right. The toad intiative has got to be less myopic as well as the fishermen who got kind of happy with the 25cfs year round flow that DWR was told to do since the mid 90's.  There needs to be a more natural model of historical flows which has for the most part been presented by this rather hasty EIR project by DWR. However it tries todo do so with the theme that less water is best.  I think they really want to get out from under the responsibility of the water entitlement that was a part of the mitigation building Pyramid in the first place. If anything becomes of this meeting it's a "not so fast guys" message as well as a shame on those who tried pitting threatened species against each other.  Personally I am totally blown away that DFG is kind of letting a Wild Trout  water in the upper section go without any representation.     Lew Riffle

Title: Re: Another Piru Creek flows meeting
Post by Forum Admin on Apr 11th, 2005, 9:16am

Hey Lew, welcome to the board and thanks for the informative report!

I am surprised to learn that the DFG is not active in this issue. It is my understanding that Piru is designated a "Catch & Release" fishery, rather than a "Wild Trout" fishery, under the Wild and Heritage Trout Program of the DFG. Could that be why they are not treating this with the representation that, as you pointed out, they seemingly should?


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