Let voters decide about Mirror Pond


Published Mar 7, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Cary Robles’ Feb. 26 In My View article is right on the money. What to do about the silt in the Deschutes River should not be decided by a steering committee, and we certainly should not be spending another $200,000 on another study. He suggests letting the voters decide and I agree.

I read the questionnaire online and it’s good, but answers can be interpreted differently. The dam could be modernized, the silt removed every 15 or 20 years and the river allowed to continue as it is. To restore the Deschutes to the “natural” wild river it used to be would be ridiculous. It’s in the middle of a city with many homes on its banks and many people enjoy it as it is. Let the people hear the facts and vote.

Maralyn Thoma

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