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If it's too good to be true....it probably is.

STOP GREGORY COUNTY PUMP STORAGE PROJECT

IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS!

National Park Service requested the “Recreation Visitor Use Survey” (questions asked to the people recreating in the area) should include questions based on visitors’ perceptions of the affects to fisheries and aesthetics (how the area will look). Pictures of the project should be included in the survey.



PROJECT DEVELOPERS REFUSED.

WHAT DO THEY NOT WANT PEOPLE TO SEE?


“Infrastructure and technology improvements” quoted form Jan 10, 2023 issue of the Platte

Reminder.

Sedimentation will eventually bury water intakes for Randall Community Water District (RCWD); Roads on both sides of the river will be demolished by construction traffic; Tourism will move to other more suitable locations; Large, high voltage power lines will emit stray voltage to everyone living near them; RCWD cost for removing turbidity from drinking water will at least double.


PROJECT DEVELOPERS WILL NOT ADMIT THAT THIS PROJECT CAUSES DAMAGE TO OUR INFRASTRUCTURE


WHO WILL END UP PAYING FOR ALL THE DAMAGE?


Gregory County Tax benefits? South Dakota Department of Revenue stated that they cannot determine the tax value of the project until construction has begun (estimated to be 2030).

Just weeks ago, when pressed, project developers would not provide any estimated tax numbers. Suddenly now they have these numbers available. What changed?

PROJECT DEVELOPERS ARE ALREADY THROWING OUT CRAZY NUMBERS THAT CAN NOT BE VERIFIED.


WHY MAKE UP NUMBERS AND WHAT ELSE ARE THEY MAKING UP?


Charles Mix County tax benefits? There will be no benefit from the tax revenue projections.

PROJECT DEVELOPERS PROPOSE TAXES GENERATED BY THE TRANSMISSION LINES WILL OFFSET LOSS OF OUR RIVER ECONOMY.


CAN OUR ECONOMY BE REPLACED BY SET OF POWER LINES?


“The reservoir size has been adjusted down to 1125 acres” quoted from the January 10, 2023

issue of Platte Reminder.

It may be little but it will be fierce! The amount of time the water levels will be changing has increased by 250%. Raising or lowering the level of Lake Francis Case, a whopping 53% of the year, killing fish and changing the underwater ecosystem.


PROJECT DEVELOPERS ONLY TELL YOU WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO HEAR.


CAN YOU ICE FISH ON MOVING WATER?


https://www.stopgregoryhydro.com/

Mail your tax deductible donations to:


CAMRPSP

PO Box 54

Burke, South Dakota

57523

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