GL residents protest FH draining of lake
Grays Lakers Try To Save Water The residents of Grays Lake are Organizing thpmse •■Now, Mat-tews, e pop-fc-sf an effective protest against the draining of the lake into Black-foot Black-foot Black-foot reservoir to supplement the supply of irrigation water for use by the Fort Hall Water Users Association. Association. Wednesday, delegates f r o m Grays Lake had a meeting In Po-catello Po-catello Po-catello with Owen Morris, state director director of Fish and Game, Geraint Humphries of Los Angeles, district counsel at Blackfoot. Representing Representing the Grays Lake interests were Herman Wakeman, Bud Weaver, Wiley Tingey, Ira Hogan, and Lee Muir. jT The Grays Lakers contend that the Fcrt Hall water users are taking more 'water from Grays Lake than they are entitled tc They contend that the drainin; of this water from the old lake bed dries up the valley too much, and is ruinous to agriculture and grazing interests. In their contention that draining draining the lake is detrimental to the natural wild life, which ^crmally abounds there, they had the sup- sup- 'port of the state fish and game department. Another meeting to try to settle settle the controversy peaceably will be held in the latter part of this month at Blackfoot. Representa tives of the Indian service, the biological survey, the department of fish and game, I r dents of Grays Lake will attend this meeting. The arousing of local sentiment to save the Grays Lake water for Grays Lake, and the sending of protests to Congressmen and Senators, as well as other officials, might help Grays Lake to get a fair deal.