‘I have a right to cry’: Mother of drowned fish says her water tank has been abandoned
Posted On June 18, 2021
A woman who was rescued from a water tank in a remote area of Oregon after she lost a calf says she was told her water has been discarded.
Marissa Taylor said the pond near her home in the remote town of Redding has been closed off and that she believes the pond has been destroyed by heavy rain and the water has already run out.
“It’s really heartbreaking because we didn’t know what was going on,” she told ABC News.
“I was told my water had been dumped on the floor and then the pond had been filled with water.”
The Oregonian/OregonLive/AP photos of Marissa Taylor’s pond after she was rescued.
Taylor said she is trying to get her money back from a nearby community and that the pond was not meant to be a source of water.
“I think it was a bad situation and it’s just sad,” she said.
“You never know what’s going to happen.
You have to be ready for that.
You never know when it’s going get dark.”
The pond, which is filled with about 2,000 gallons of water a day, has been declared a closed reservoir and was closed to the public for about two weeks due to a drought that has caused widespread crop failures.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife told The Associated Press it was reviewing the incident.
The Associated Press previously reported that the state Department of Agriculture said it is investigating the incident and was working to determine what happened to the water.