Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pelahatchie Bay Closed

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following press release and photos.



26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Snowflake alert!!! Typical democratic socialists shutting down our lake for some fake “environment” crap. What’s next, shutting down deer season because of global all warming? No one buys this ridiculous excuse.

Anonymous said...

Is this the Rankin County equivalent of its "boil water notice"?

Anonymous said...

Giant Salvinia is a big deal in NW Louisiana. The state has been dealing with it for years. Small pieces stuck on trailers or boats will transfer it from one water body to another.

Bantar Mumbleooa said...

Can we feed it to the poor? Can it be composted?

Anonymous said...

Anyone complaining about this really needs to read up on this stuff and you’ll realize it needs to be done. Critizing them for taking action makes little sense here. The only thing that needs questioning is if PRVWSD can handle other things in a manner like this one of “make decision today, start implementation tomorrow”. Usually not their mantra. I applaud it.

Anonymous said...

This plant is a serious threat. The PRVWSD did the right thing in this critical situation. Louisiana is spending millions of dollars each year trying to manage Giant Salvinia. With it's distribution there is little hope they can totally eliminate it. I don't want this plant to spread to any other water body or any other area at Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Anonymous said...

2:22 is an idiot and knows absolutely nothing about what he’s talking about. This is a big problem.

Anonymous said...

The Kudzu of the water, they are doing the right thing.

Anonymous said...

It’s Rankin County, why not just have all the residents brink their glocks and ar15’s and shoot it? That seems to be their plan for every other issue.

Anonymous said...

I just hope to hell we have competent professional experts addressing this situation and John Sigman gets out of the way!

Anonymous said...

2:22, yeah, keep on believing your anti-government rhetoric. You ever met kudzu? This is the water version - give it a chance and it will take over the entire res. (The difference between kudzu and this crap is that kudzu does/did actually have a beneficial side to it when first purposefully introduced.)

Anonymous said...

We just need to learn to eat it, smoke it or burn it for fuel.

Anonymous said...

Exactly how much poison does it take to kill the stuff? 25k lbs? 50? 100?
What are talking here?

Nero Fiddles said...

Seriously - I'm worried about the PRVWSD having any role in dealing with this problem. They are simply a state agency and this is way over their heads. This problem needs to be immediately turned over to an agency of competent ability, not a group who sit around the office on telephones talking to other states about what they're doing or might do.

In the past twenty months I've lost count of the goofy initiatives and plans and mandates these people have put in place to no avail. A current example is mandating the removal of boats and junk piles from property where homes sit.

This is a very serious issue that could mean disaster for much of our Reservoir. This is something our governor needs to be involved in rather than piddling around with endorsement of Cindy Smythe and attending shovel stickings.

Anonymous said...

Have they pass this by the environmentalist, we wouldn't want to hurt a frog or turtle in the process.

Anonymous said...

Will they remove the stumps when the water is low? I'd pay a few dollars for it.

Anonymous said...

@2:22
Despite the closing of a prime fishing location, you trolled on in and cast a tasty bait and hooked a lot replies.

Anonymous said...

PRVWSD don't muck this up. In all honesty it needs to be a combined effort between MS State extension/aquaculture/biology dept, the state, MDWFP instead of writing bs tickets, SE Pond Management, and whoever else they can get to help. This invasive species is really bad.

Anonymous said...

Solution: Contract with CMU staff to beat this stuff to death with their agency-issued credit cards. They seem to have a near-100% success rate with their usage thus far.

Got this suggestion from a friend....

Anonymous said...

Two points, very serious points:

1) Sigman is not competent to lead, direct or participate in this potential environmental crisis.

2) These Board Members are all just appointed regular citizens who know somebody. Not a damned one of them has any experience in aquatic life, managing environmental problems or anything else related to this potential disaster. It's nonsense to call this group together and have them vote on anything related to this problem. The same holds true for the lawyers who sit around the table at these meetings.

Anonymous said...

Is the city named after the polluted bay, or the bay named after the polluted city? Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

How about hiring a consulting firm for $1,000,000 to do a study? That way all of the palms can get some grease. Oh wait, this isn't Canton or Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Too late. It's here and will spread.

Anonymous said...

For all you idiots out there - see if you can follow along here. The board, those appointed volunteer regular citizens aren't going to be out floating around the bay with their yard sprayers doing this work. Nor is Siegman. This is work that will be done as all state agencies, and private sector businesses, would do - they wI'll contract will people who have the knowledge, skills, training, education, equipment, to do this work. Many of you seem to be off your med today - get a grip and understand that governments hire companies to do shit for them all the time. The board just makes the decision to get it done.

Go rest easy now.

Rest Easy - The State's Got This! said...

10:30 - There is a lot of danger in an appointed board making ANY decision involving something of this nature. Not a damned one of them has ever heard of this invasive plant before now. If the governor had half a grain of sense he would immediately take charge and assign this to some school, company or expert who knows what the hell they're doing - and then get the hell out of the way - and tell Sigman to do the same.

But, to your theory that 'all state agencies will contract with people who have the skills, knowledge yada yada'. Do you remember back when the state agency then called The State Game and Fish Commission contracted with people to bring in Israeli carp to take care of pond and lake growth in the Delta? And, as a result, we now have flying carp in every oxbow lake in the state.

And how well are these 'state agencies' doing in combating wild hogs in thirteen counties?

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad our crack Reservoir Police Force will be ridin' herd on this here whole thang.

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