Water Watchdog Report

What: Cloudy Water
Where: Bennington Tributary, near Bennington Drive and Ellsworth Drive
When: 2015-06-03 at 9:20 AM
Reported By: Anne Vorce
Additional Details:

Saw the increasingly usual unusual foam/agitation at 6-6.30am. Saw it again at 9.20, but it was accompanied by grayish cloudy water. (I may have missed other cloudy water sightings when I saw foam because I didn’t look at the water from more than one vantage point. I did today. I reported to DEP through the Water WatchDog address. Foam and agitation was also its usual unusual self on the mainstem between 8.30 and 9am, in a nearby area. Is the foam “natural” ? And what does “natural” mean? We know that the Creek and the Bennington Tributary have become heavily sedimented and silted over the past few months by WSSC water main breaks (which sent rushing chlorinated water and sediment pouring into the waterways). We know and have documented that at least some of the WSSC water main work has put silt into the Creek. So, is our “normal” water reacting to the “natural” (ie, status quo) sediment in our waterways ?