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Parties must come together to solve Kenai River issues

...80s, more and more guides were showing up, and shouting about the numbers of boats with too much horsepower creating bank erosion, plus they were saying the commercial fishermen were getting too many of the kings. It then became a fact that many...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-21/parties-must-come-togethe
Letters
Time to limit fishing pressure on Kenai River

...people I saw along the banks of the Kenai fishing for sockeye. Then I read articles about high bacteria levels and bank erosion along with sport fishing guides who have possibly damaged king salmon spawning beds. Also the guides have been efficiently...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-07-30/letters-to-the-editor
Letters
Bank erosion a factor for salmon fry

The banks along the Kenai River are eroding rapidly. King fry live in the river for three years before heading out to the ocean. They have to live under the overhang for protection from predators; water temperature is cooler and they're safe from being swept away. Without an overhang to live under they will die. When the bank erodes, the falling dirt smothers the fish eggs and kills them. The run-off from lawn chemicals causes pollution to the river, that also kills salmon eggs. All natural vegetation is crucial for king survival.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2012-07-30/bank-erosion-a-factor-for
Letters
All users benefit from healthy salmon returns

...Last year, inriver fisheries were opened 24 hours a day despite residents' complaints of noise, pollution, and bank erosion due to boat wakes. Fishermen and residents of our community are left wondering when enough is enough. Surely a healthy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-05-05/all-users-benefit-from-healthy-sa
Opinion
An angler's credo

...that intensive fishing, such as happens during sockeye salmon runs, kills streamside vegetation and contributes to bank erosion. The knowledgeable and respectful angler fishes from a boat, or while standing in the water, on gravel bars or on...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051410/out_569759115.shtml
Outdoors
Eyes to the future: Open house, work session slated for Envision Soldotna plan

...check the regulations and ensure that the Kenai is adequately protected. Queen said that she wants to protect against bank erosion that results from foot traffic as well. "There's a high density of people on the bank," she said. Queen hopes...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/063010/new_612352541.shtml
news
Foul hooked fish should be harvested

...license fee. It does nothing to address the problem of bank erosion. In fact it adds even more impact to these delicate...sometimes mortally wounded fish. It adds to the problem of bank erosion and should be thrown out! Then this ridiculous, harrasment...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/071410/let_627639353.shtml
Opinion
River overcrowding tops KRSMA's to-do list

...designed to govern land use on the banks of the Kenai River. And many people aren't careful when it comes to causing bank erosion, he said. "What we're seeing is developers have a lot more voice than conservationists, to be perfectly blunt...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122707/news_3958.shtml
News
Council dabbling where they shouldn?t

...in the 1970s and early ?80s, prior to the time they in all their wisdom said the larger motors were causing river bank erosion. Twenty years later I read where they finally figured out what I had written in a letter to the editor back then, that...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031607/letters_20070316002.shtml
Letters
Dipnet closure idea no surprise to reader

...prohibition. Concern for the pollution of the river and bank erosion had been addressed excluding the use of large engines...my belief that concern for water quality and dune-bank erosion became an issue not to protect the Kenai River but to...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032708/letters_4729.shtml
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