This is a photo of where a sparkling stream used to run. The stream contains a rare species of trout called the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout. This obstruction cut the stream in half and we were told that our LOA had obtained all necessary permits when in fact according to the authorities they had not obtained any. They also had plans to do this to other bodies of water in our community. Furthermore they did not own the water rights to the stream to siphon water off and were taking water that belonged to someone else.
Read my article in Mother Earth News about this tragedy at: http://www.motherearthnews.com/the-happy-homesteader/a-government-of-the-people-for-the-trout.aspx
It also demonstrates how government can work if given the chance.