Baby Geese And Ducks Left High And Dry In NW Fresno - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Baby Geese And Ducks Left High And Dry In NW Fresno

Posted:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

 

A northwest Fresno ponding basin has been drained for scheduled maintenance.   But neighbors are concerned about the welfare of baby geese and ducks.

Geese and their goslings don't seem to be fond of triple digit heat.  In recent days they've watched the ponding basin at Bullard and Forkner turn into a muddy mess.  Area residents like Cheryl Richards are upset.  "It's in the middle of mating season and there's 45–to–50 babies out there... baby geese and baby ducks.

Cynthia Mora has also been keeping an eye on the geese and ducks.   She too isn't happy with the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District.  "Basically just a lack of compassion that we are seeing."

The Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District says the maintenance is necessary to remove the top layer of dirt that has washed into the ponding basin.  It says the buildup can become toxic if ignored.   The project is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

The district has placed a few wading pools around the perimeter but the amount of water doesn't add up to much.  It also put up a few shade structures but it seems the birds are eating and stretching their legs on the eastside of the basin not the west.

Cynthia Mora checks on them everyday.  "They need shelter.   They're grazers they need protection from avian predators so my concern is that I don't want Fresno to be thought of as a town without compassion."

Neighbors are so concerned about the geese and ducks finding enough to eat that they're feeing them corn meal to help them get by.

Once the project is completed the flood control district says sprinkler runoff in the neighborhood will be diverted to the ponding basin.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Mexican President Faces Protest! People Want Marine Freed

    Mexican President Faces Protest! People Want Marine Freed

    Veterans and others sent a strong message to the President of Mexico visiting Sacramento.They want to get our U.S. Marine out of a mexican jail!More than a 150 people took the streets outside Sacramento's Leland Stanford Mansion, where Governor Jerry Brown hosted a luncheon honoring the leader to the south.Vietnam War veteran Dave Ramsey made the trip to Sacramento because he says President Enrique Peña Nieto needs to hear the people of America.Ramsey says, "Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi served th...More >>
    Veterans and others sent a strong message to the President of Mexico visiting Sacramento.They want to get our U.S. Marine out of a mexican jail!More than a 150 people took the streets outside Sacramento's Leland Stanford Mansion, where Governor Jerry Brown hosted a luncheon honoring the leader to the south.Vietnam War veteran Dave Ramsey made the trip to Sacramento because he says President Enrique Peña Nieto needs to hear the people of America.Ramsey says, "Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi served th...More >>
  • Farmworkers Protest Against Union

    Farmworkers Protest Against Union


    Workers from "Gerawan Farms" protested in Visalia saying their rights are being violated. The year–long fight is over whether the "United Farm Workers" should represent the workers.
    More >>

    Workers from "Gerawan Farms" protested in Visalia saying their rights are being violated. The year–long fight is over whether the "United Farm Workers" should represent the workers.
    More >>
  • Northern California Quake A Wake Up Call, Experts Say

    Northern California Quake A Wake Up Call, Experts Say

    Engineers in Sacramento say this weekend's earthquake is a wake up call. The quake could breach one of the levees or dams along the Sacramento River. Scientists are testing a model of what could happen after an earthquake.More >>
    Engineers in Sacramento say this weekend's earthquake is a wake up call. The quake could breach one of the levees or dams along the Sacramento River. Scientists are testing a model of what could happen after an earthquake.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.