Just went to look at a river level and flow, and there was a message saying that "due to Sequestration a lot of river and stream levels will no longer be monitored and discontinued"
They are discontinuing "375 nation wide due to budget cuts and there could be more if their partners reduce their funding"
I wonder when they will phase out the Coast guard ?
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Posted by: suiram on Sep-24-13 9:25 AM (EST)
Commercial interests rely on USCG
I E-mailed Our "Representative"|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-24-13 9:38 AM (EST)
Even though the word "Representative" is inaccurate. He only "Represents" the lobbyists and special interests that keep his wallet fat! I'm certain congressional salaries and foreign aid will continue without interruption.
Posted by: djo on Sep-25-13 1:41 PM (EST)
Most of the federal employees took a substantial pay cut this year (10% for some). Foreign aid was also cut about 10%. Sequester cuts were across the board for most non-entitlement programs.
they're defunding an important|
Posted by: tdaniel on Sep-24-13 5:27 PM (EST)
gauge to commercial whitewater interests. Here in WV the usgs and park service (a funding partner) are no longer willing to solely fund the Thurmond Gauge which is used to determine flow in the New River Gorge. I could understand this approach if they were also defunding other gauges across the state. It seems to me the usgs is purposefully selecting to defund only the gauges that have active user groups benefitting from them and ones that could help cover the cost of the gauge. Meanwhile several "new" gauges are now up and running where none previously existed. So much for a government agency fulfilling an important public role. I believe the current mindset is "how can make the stakeholders cover our shortfall and still maintain gauges that have no commercial interests?"
Posted by: jhb8426 on Sep-27-13 2:08 AM (EST)
The whole concept is to defund the things that will hurt people the most and make them complain. That way they will show us how important it is that we keep digging deeper and deeper into our pockets. If they defunded the same amount in unimportant areas no one would notice.
Posted by: jonsprag1 on Sep-27-13 8:33 PM (EST)
sequester funding cuts were across the board with no picking and chosing by Congress or the upper level executive branch. DoD was hit the hardest at 20%, other agencies at a lower level-12% I think---no guidence as to where the cuts were to be made--each agency is free to cut where it choses but the cuts have to be made-and government services will be reduced, quite drastically eventually--
I am doing something about it,|
Posted by: tdaniel on Sep-28-13 10:09 AM (EST)
I'm part of an organization that is helping fund the river gauge. I just think its crazy for organizations to defund something that has high utility for lots of users while less utilized gauges remain intact. Ultimately, that creates resentment and a feeling of ill will towards the organizations involved in the decision making.
Posted by: Cliffjrs on Sep-27-13 6:00 PM (EST)
Congress doesn't paddle.