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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Game Farm Flooded

The game farm did not flood

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 05:23 PM
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The covered pens are not far from The Loyalsock creek, just across the road, maybe 100 yards. If the pens are flooded the house and hatchery building probably are as well. What a shame.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 05:31 PM
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No flood plain

If it's rebuilt, please don't rebuild in the same flood plain or any flood plain. With the land the PGC has, no need to build in any areas prone to flooding. IMO
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 05:37 PM
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I suspect it is there because the entire infra structure for the game farm is there. The hatchery buildings, the covered pens, the places with the hovers for the chicks and the house of Superintendent is there. It would cost a fortune to move it somewhere else considering how seldom there s a flood like this one.

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I'd like to see the past costs for flood damage before I agree with you. Land, structures, birds, feed, etc.
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 08:14 PM
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Well I hope they can recover a fair amount of what they lost. Wish them luck.

Yeah, let's build in a flood plain. What could go wron? Unbelievable that a state conservation agency did what we as conservationists preach against. Smh.

I don't think it would cost a fortune to move it to existing PGC land, probably not similar to the fortune it costs to continually rebuild and all the lost money in birds raised and escaped. The main fly in the ointment might be the housing for the superintendant. People aren't buying a pheasant stamp now to just hear "oops, better luck next year or maybe the year after that."

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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 09:20 PM
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They ought just close that farm and reopen one they closed.

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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 09:26 PM
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I know we are about 2 months as a from the season, but would they take half the birds from the other game farm so everybody could have something?
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 09:31 PM
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It's flooded many times over the years.

And it will flood many times in the future. Because it is...floodplain.

Which are plains that, uh,...flood.

How could they not know that? We were taught about floodplains and floods in 5th grade geography class.

I contacted the PGC about this after the January 1996 flood. They said it would be too expensive to move. It's flooded several times since then.

Get those pheasants out of the floodplain. Get it done!

Just DO IT!!
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