Date: November 3, 2004 8:35:38 AM PST
Subject: [Friendsof2Creeks] before the next rain take note
I have been measuring the turbidity of Chimes Creek over the last week and a half. Here are the results in Jackson Turbidity Units. I obtained these measurements with equipment provided by the City:
October 25 45 JTU
Oct 26 40 JTU
Oct 29 60 JTU
Nov 2 50 JTU
The first two dates had rain. The next two had no rain. The range of fifty and above is the maximum JTU level from a storm. The readings from Oct 29 and Nov 2 were not done during the rain. Several eye witnesses saw "huge clouds of dust" on the Quarry project this past week. The color of the water is a strange yellowish color, with a slushy sediment that takes days to settle out in my sample jars. It should be analyzed for mineral/metallic content as well.
I hope the Clean Water Act will help us with this situation. The next rains are coming, and I am greatly concerned that the "hay" and pond DeSilva is using is not working.
Kelly Newman Allman