(2008-11-05)

Illegal logging, increased runoff, the estuaries are silting in

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- One consequence of the reconstruction and the illegal logging is the increased accumulation of silt in the rivers. This is a problem up and down both coasts. Often to the point where the water is too shallow for boats to get to the fish trading sites built by tsunami relief organizations and the boats have to anchor out beyond the breakwater. This picture is of fishermen who are being ferried to their boat. The market at right is no longer used because the boats can not make it up the river even at high tide.
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