Slide sends silty slug down Bayside's Jacoby Creek; agencies say la...

Earlier this week, Jacoby Creek turned the color of chocolate milk. While there has been a lot of rain recently, old-timers who live in the watershed said they've never seen it run so muddy. Read more
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Claire

Redway, CA

#1 Jun 5, 2010
Perhaps the headline writer meant to write "sludge"? Or are there a bunch of muddy slugs crawling around in Bayside?
bird

Richmond, CA

#2 Jun 5, 2010
the writers spelling concerns me more than the slide
pfft

Walnut Creek, CA

#3 Jun 5, 2010
"Registered forester Andy Elsbree went to look at the site, which he believes has been an active slide for perhaps thousands of years. He estimated that another 500 cubic yards of material could slough off into the creek -- it's just a question of when."

sounds like nature at work here.
Ponder z

Arcata, CA

#4 Jun 5, 2010
did you notice how the Officials and Agencies are all $h!++!ng themselves about who to blame and what to do? Here is the facts, it rains, erosion begins. You will have to remove the slope to stop the flow. So the Officials and Agencies are having a hard time justifying their existence here.
rwc

Placerville, CA

#5 Jun 5, 2010
Were it not for erosion, the Coast Range in central California would be 50,000 feet high
according to a local geologist.(subduction zone)
Arcata Reader

Grove, OK

#6 Jun 5, 2010
Sue the he|| out of the land owner and end all logging in our area now! This is another example of how the capitalists care of nothing but money for their pockets much like the Zionists in Israel; end their plight also! Free and feed the innocent on the Gaza strip today.
bird

Richmond, CA

#7 Jun 5, 2010
dumb
Porkchop

Eureka, CA

#8 Jun 5, 2010
Front page news?
"Agent David Reilly said that there are thousands of sites like this around the county, remnants of decades-old forest practices for which the current landowners aren't to blame."

Mark Andre & the city attorney are targeting George Bush for this atrocity. A lawsuit will filed Monday morning.
geonut

North San Juan, CA

#9 Jun 5, 2010
TS....front page....what a joke. These types of slides have been happening for millions of years. Fickle Hill has so many active faults and landslides and has forever, before there was logging or man. Active landslides, erodible soils and rain.....*#it happens.

Maybe the Coastal Commission could require a permit from Mother Earth.

Arcata Reader....ignorant.
themissinglink

Eureka, CA

#10 Jun 5, 2010
You people have gone mad! Why don't you all go down to the river bank with cheese cloth and stand side by side till it quits raining! I will send reinforcements from Honeydew and Santa Cruz by the 10th of June.
themissinglink

Eureka, CA

#11 Jun 5, 2010
SLUDGE... is a generic term for solids separated from suspension in a liquid. This 'soupy' material usually contains significant quantities of 'interstitial' water (between the solid particles). Commonly sludge refers to the residual, semi-solid material left from industrial waste water, or sewage treatment processes. It can also refer to the settled suspension obtained from conventional drinking water treatment[1], and numerous other industrial processes. SLUG.... is a common name that is normally applied to any gastropod mollusk that lacks a shell, has a very reduced shell, or has a small internal shell. This is in contrast to the common name snail, which is applied to gastropods that have coiled shells that are big enough to retract into. Cluose ennough!
George W Bush

Eureka, CA

#12 Jun 5, 2010
themissinglink wrote:
You people have gone mad! Why don't you all go down to the river bank with cheese cloth and stand side by side till it quits raining! I will send reinforcements from Honeydew and Santa Cruz by the 10th of June.
I'll activate the National Guard immediately, I'm tired of lawsuits!
someone stole my name

Chino, CA

#13 Jun 5, 2010
I see a lot of ignorance of natural versus man-made processes here. The slide has been there for a long time, but the problem causing the mass wasting of earth is that the slide washed over an old logging road and the road failed, causing a slug of sediment to wash into the creek. Yes, we have many long term active slides in our area, but the roads exacerbate the problem. That is why our salmon are nearly gone - all these old logging roads cause mass wasting of earth into the creeks, smothering the salmon or their eggs.

Just thought you all needed a lesson.
themissinglink

Eureka, CA

#14 Jun 5, 2010
Emergency Flash Message.....No Home Depot on Jacoby Creek. The Coastal Commission has been notified!
Local

United States

#15 Jun 5, 2010
you know there is one force at here to blame.....GRAVITY!!! If it weren't for gravity none of this would have happened EVER!! I think it would be in the best interests of the state and coastal commission to start regulating and permiting gravity. Maybe they can start a new gravity oversight committee. Maybe then we can fix all of mother nature's geologic "problems" to better suit our way of life.
Chank

United States

#16 Jun 5, 2010
Oh noes everybody! Nature happened! Panic!
AuntBetty

Whitethorn, CA

#17 Jun 5, 2010
The silty slug is to be entirely blamed on the failue (sic) of the TS staff (or lack thereof).
How Typical

Eureka, CA

#18 Jun 5, 2010
Geez, stop your b*tching and finger pointing and just take care of the problem.
Local

United States

#19 Jun 5, 2010
someone stole my name wrote:
I see a lot of ignorance of natural versus man-made processes here. The slide has been there for a long time, but the problem causing the mass wasting of earth is that the slide washed over an old logging road and the road failed, causing a slug of sediment to wash into the creek. Yes, we have many long term active slides in our area, but the roads exacerbate the problem. That is why our salmon are nearly gone - all these old logging roads cause mass wasting of earth into the creeks, smothering the salmon or their eggs.
Just thought you all needed a lesson.
Salmon have survived the most environmentally destructive logging practices in the mid to late 1800's in the jacoby creek watershed. They have survived more then one landslide whether caused by man or mother nature.

Just thought you needed a lesson.
AuntBetty

Whitethorn, CA

#20 Jun 5, 2010
There is no such thing as a "loging" road. Perhaps the TS meant loggin' road.

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