Sorry...a bit long... We had some new folks move in behind us a couple months ago. We live along a creek which is inside the watershed. There's been a lot of watershed talk lately by our county and city councils, talk of no more agriculture (but if you want to build a 3000 sf home on the bank of the lake it's okay :no: ) It's getting a bit scarey, at least for me, to live here as I've got a little CSA garden and a half dozen sheep. I don't want to have anyone coming along and telling me I've got to stop what I'm doing, so I figure I'd better do what I do the right way. So in come these new neighbors, who'm I've yet to meet, and they're doing all sorts of work out there and from the road you get to thinking it's all very pretty. But come around the corner, and over on our side of the creek (which is a trout spawning stream), they're pushing and clearing all the way back to the water. Now, we know that you're not supposed to do that. With our clearing permit, we couldn't come within 25 feet of the water with the excpetion of some old cottonwood trees. But these folks, they're talking and we can hear snippets of their conversation about diverting water, and we can see black pipe over there. It really doesn't matter, of course, if they're draining water in (the woman downstream will then have to deal with flooding) or siphoning water out, as it messes with the overall eco-system here. And, as I pointed out, the county is beginning to monitor. I don't really want to become a neighbor who turns people in...that's not good. But at the same time, the guy gets caught and we're all under a microscope. And the woman downstream hasn't been happy for quite some time over the flooding she's been experiencing the past few years. I plan on talking to them this weekend and explaining, but if he doesn't stop...what then?