Knob Creek being Destroyed ?
If you are from around the county or if you have lived in the Edith nankipoo area. Then
you know about knob creek.
Its a place that to someone that doesn't appreciate it for it's natural beauty, might
just drive by, and say it's just a creek. A place to through out the trash.
It is more than that, did you know that Knob Creek is :
|The only significant Fresh flowing spring water in a 300 mile radius. |
|A (once) destination for many families to relax in a pristine environment. |
|Home of several species of fish, that act as a nursery for fish that end up in the
Mississippi river. |
|Unique botanical species |
|A safe place for young and old to ride walk and ride horses |
|Source of natural cleansing of water that circulates back to our drinking water (water
|Broad expanses of clean sand for the young and old play and relax. |
Old time debate:
Who owns it?
I believe that any free flowing water is owned by the people. If someone knows were to
find this in the law, please send it to me.
The land owners located at each end have often exercised there right to remove people
from their land, but I submit that as long as it regards to the flowing water. We all have
the right to explore it.
What do you think?
I wish I had some photos from before the edifice called a bridge was constructed. If
you have any pictures please send them to me.
In the summer of the year 2000 the county constructed a new bridge, and tore down the
old one. I do not oppose this construction. I admit the old bridge was a safety hazard.
However; in their attempt to improve the location after the bridge construction they
brought in a large numbers of shore lining rocks. Rocks that are not from around here. If
you have information regarding their origin let me know. These rocks are used to prevent
erosion around the pillars of the bridge. A understandable motivation. The problem I have
with these rocks is they DESTROY the environment in many ways. We as citizens think that
our government knows and cares about the environment. This is NOT true in this case! If
you get out of your car and take a close look at the damage that is being done. You will
understand the shortsightedness of our government.
LISTS of DESTRUCTION:
|The rocks used to line contain chemicals (I am attempting at this time to determine
what kind) It is very evident to even the untrained eye the level of toxins in these
rocks, just break one apart and smell it. |
|In my research chemical stains have appeared on the DOWN stream side of the bridge.
|A decrease in fish population on the DOWN stream site of the bridge. |
|Rapid growth of Non native plants brought on by close grouping of rocks. |
|The grouping of these rocks are causing: |
- Pooling of contaminates
- Breading ground for mosquitoes
- Introduction of Non native plants
- Destruction of the "Usability of the location as nature intended"
- Transforming a safe place to a dangerous one for children
- Notice the RED discoloration in the water, this is just one of the many examples of
- Also note the disruption in the landscape.
- More contamination down stream
What can we do?
We are trying to get together a list of concerned citizens, and send this list to
Washington. If you have an interest in your community and would like to help stop the
destruction please go to Stop Knob Creek
Destruction and leave your name and e-mail address.
The opinions in this story are my own. They do not reflect the opinions of Eetronics or
its shareholders.This story is not the result of any scientific
examination. You should never trespass a area or property if clearly marked as no
Author: Lowell Tillman
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