As I was saying… I was sitting in the back of the room during this research convocation when that odd question arose, “how come don’t they like us?”
Immediately I was reminded of my long debate with the Portage County Drainage District. Whose pattern of practice is locked in tradition, unaltered despite this same county now has 2,500 high capacity wells that put a new premium on water.
I have been critical of the District practices as a meat-axe approach to what in most cases could be achieved by natural stream hydrology.
Instead of dredging and re-dredging of these navigable streams, I am sure the commissioners are quite tired of my badgering them to improve their methods, to better tend the resource, beyond to gain for the farm sector a new image, better yet a new paradigm.