Posted by: Deborah Bryant | March 20, 2007

Potential Mine Impact to Local Watershed

The March 19 Oceanside/Cape Meares Water District public meeting included a discussion of Green Crow’s overlay quarry application, per a community member expressing concerns today. He writes: ” The district water master presented a state DEQ map of the Short Creek watershed*. The watershed boundary line cuts right through the middle of two quarry sites on the 600 line….These wetlands (between the existing 600 line and Mt. Meares) are indeed the headwaters of Short Creek and are clearly marked on the DEQ map. The wetlands form between two designated quarry sites. ”

The Oceanside Water District Water Master is scheduled to present his report later this month to the Oceanside Neighborhood Association (ONA) Subcommittee on the Green Crow Application and the study results will in turn be presented to the regularly scheduled monthly ONA meeting on April 7, 2007 . For more details on the ONA meeting please contact Judson Randall, president, at 503.842.7589 or you can visit the ONA web site.

If you are interested in taking a look maps of the watershed areas for Oceanside and Netarts, one resource is Oregon’s DEQ.

*The Short Creek Watershed provides drinking water to Cape Meares and Oceanside residents.

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