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Enviro-Mich message from "Harris, Craig" <Craig.Harris@ssc.msu.edu>
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i'm wondering if anyone can help me with additional information about
detroit's dependence on forest service land for water catchment, and/or
about the resolution mentioned in the following item from environews
ameriscan 22 june 98 (copyright environment news service [ens] inc. all
rights reserved)
thanks for your help
craig harris


   LOGGING COULD COST PORTLAND MILLIONS - Environmentalists are warning that
the City of Portland's drinking water supply is threatened by logging. The
U.S. Forest Service has plans to build roads and clearcut log in the Little
Sandy River watershed, located on the flanks of Mt. Hood. Portland has
joined the cities of Salem, Oregon and Detroit, Michigan in passing a
resolution asking the Forest Service to protect their watersheds. The City
of Salem spent over a million dollars on a new pretreatment system after
logging in the North Santiam watershed caused increased turbidity. Salem may
have to spend another $100 million to build a new system that can treat low
quality water.


craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan state university
429b berkey hall
east lansing  michigan  48824-1111
tel:  517-355-5048
fax:  517-432-2856


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