Central Sands Brook trout extinction
If the high cap wells haven't destroyed fishing yet, they will soon. The attack on our Natural Resources continues. Note that this bit of news was another Friday afternoon news dump.
I think the trout in the Central Sands will be gone long before then. I used to do a lot of brook trout fishing in Adams County in the 1980's and 1990's.
Not anymore. The last few times I tried in June and August I was appalled at the lack of water flow in some of my old haunts. Few pools, no depth and almost no current.
Where is the water? I think like Fish lake in Hancock, the high capacity wells are destroying the trout streams and some of the lakes in this area of the state.
My trout fishing has now moved on to other trout streams. Too bad as I still have family in Adams county.
Correction/update: the adsembly, and the senate passed their own versions of the well bill. This is on hold until the assembly reconvenes in January 2017.
Scenario 2) Global warming is man made due to industrialization that is happening mostly overseas by the roughly 6 billion other humans in the world.
Scenario 3) Ignore global warming; focus on high capacity wells that are draining the central sands.
If all the trout fishermen in Wisconsin focused on one of these scenarios; which one could we push, and actually affect change?
It is not. See woodfortrees.org for yourself. You will find the rate of warming from 1910-1940 is statically not different from what we are seeing now. The rate of change of globull warming BS is the only unprecedented change occurring. Don't forget the billions of dollars being wasted on supercomputer modeling that has miserably failed up to this point in time to predict the current trend, let alone 100 years from now.
That being said, I am encouraged knowing that efforts to improve stream flow in the Driftless trout waters has led to a 10F temperature reduction on average since efforts began in the 1950-60s(See "Exploring Wisconsin Trout Streams The Anglers Guide). Rumor has it there are some decent brook waters in that region.
If climate change is impacting Central Sands brook trout, one would suspect the impact would be similar to the Driftless brookies. The *!$*!%!@ River and *!*$ Creek tributaries are still pretty decent. The Central Sands trout population are most likely related to primarily man made agricultural activities. It's hard to do grow stuff like brook trout and cranberries in the same time and space.
It doesn't take anyone with even a college degree to see damage being done in the last 15-20 years but no one in power seems to too interested in doing anything about it.