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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.00'
Flow: 2150 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

  • Not as warm today with a high in the 50's but the trails are looking good everywhere.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 7:00pm
Low Tide: 7:00pm

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New York City to Perform Vasectomies on Whitetail Deer

If you had to read the title a few times thinking that you must have misread it, you didn’t. This is a real thing that is happening.

Staten Island has had deer population issues, and a proposed solution is to perform vasectomies on deer. A $2 million budget has been set forth to proceed with this quite insane method, since other “fertility control” plans haven’t worked in the past for the city. The vasectomies are to be performed over a 3-year trial period to reduce the nearly 1,000 deer found in Staten Island green spaces.

We aren’t quite sure how and why this was the chosen solution, seeing as these types of issues can be easily solved with a deer hunt, where a certain number of permits are given to reduce the overpopulated herd. This would effectively reduce the deer population while also providing income for the state. And even if the state paid hunters to reduce the deer population, it would likely cost far less than the $2 million budget as of right now.