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My DRAMP Comments

Post by Vincent J Brunasso » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:40 pm

My comments can be found at the following link:

http://www.rosewitz.org/ISDRAramp/Vince ... ments4.pdf

Feel free to cut and paste if you share my views.

Here is the pic that is referenced in the comments.
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If implementted as currently proposed by the BLM, the new plan will:

·INCREASE PERMANENT CLOSURES

·DECREASE CAMPING ACREAGE

·RESTRICT CAMP AREA USE


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Re: My DRAMP Comments

Post by DuneRookie » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:23 pm

Well thought out Vince. Thank you for your effort.

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Post by Vincent J Brunasso » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:22 pm

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Re: My DRAMP Comments

Post by RobC » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:59 am

Excellent comments. Thank you.
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Re: My DRAMP Comments

Post by Vincent J Brunasso » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:40 pm

We always have known that rain is what makes the PMV grow or not grow, but no correlation has ever been done. To that end, here it is.

The rainfall data was taken from the Cauhilla ranger station and the Buttercup automated weather station (AWS) web pages. Each plot is the rainfall for the month as indicated added to the previous month - so it accumulates. The chart shows only rainfall from September through April as rains in other months probably don't do much good for the PMV and would clutter the graph. PMV numbers were taken from the BLM survey reports and are divided by 250,000 to keep the graph scale within reasonable limits.

The chart covers the following growing seasons:

2003 Survey for the 02-03 Growing Season: Not much rain so low PMV numbers
2004 Survey for the 03-04 Growing Season: What little rain there was came too late
2005 Survey for the 04-05 Growing Season: Rains started in August and were consistent through the season resulting in explosive germination and seed production. As perfect a rain curve as we're likely to see.
2006 Survey for the 05-06 Growing Season: A big storm in August, then little after that resulting in the worst year
2007 Survey for the 06-07 Growing Season: Fair amount of rain at beginning of season, not much after that - fewer numbers than if rain had continued.

Even though not scientific (but the data used is), the rain data we have is from only two stations, and rains can occur in one area and not another, it still paints a vivid picture - bottom line: the amount and timing of rain makes the plants grow (or not).

I hope you see fit to use this in your comments on the DRAMP.
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Re: My DRAMP Comments

Post by PWR MAD » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:35 am

Vincent, your comments are very eloquently put, I've paraphrased them and sent it on to Erin. Thank you very much for taking the time to get them out to us. =D>

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Re: My DRAMP Comments

Post by BHenry » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:40 am

Vince,

Thanks again for your input on the DRAMP. I used your PMV vs Rainfall chart in my comment on the CH designation.

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