Don’t forget Stumphouse and Issaqueena

In the view of one Walhalla water customer, about 500 acres sold and placed into conservation six years ago could still be used for Walhalla’s future benefit. Dan Pollock told Walhalla City Council that his study of the legal documents covering a heritage preserve at Stumphouse Mountain and Issaqueena Falls shows there are certain uses that, with the approval of Upstate Forever, could benefit Walhalla when it comes to recreation and a source of water. From the audience last night, Upstate Forever’s Dana Leavitt and J-Harold Thomas of Oconee Forever spoke approvingly of Pollock’s ideas. Pollock reminded Walhalla’s elected leaders that the reservoir, north of the city limits, years ago was used for potable water supply. And he said the mountain acreage is ideal for recreation uses that can boost the city’s economy.