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Gatoland on August 17, 2012

Here the beavers did not finish college and have not known how to build a dam that really hold the stream.

susan l on August 18, 2012

I have no idea what caused the water to take on such a color...iron in the water??? I actually touched this, it's not so much the water, but some sort of slime just below the surface of the water that caused the rust coloring.

Gatoland on August 18, 2012

Sometimes water carries silt clay with many iron compounds and give that orange water, I'm not a geologist but if you remember the photos of the silver mine that I made a few months ago, appears a mountain stream with similar colors.

susan l on August 19, 2012

Yes, I do remember that photo of yours; I forgot all about it. That could very well be the explanation as to why the water appears as it does.

Gatoland on August 19, 2012

There are occasions when a river is diverted just where iron ore, may be an explanation for the sudden colored water. It seems to me clay or ferrous oxide, or perhaps a mixture of both.

susan l on August 20, 2012

I was doing a bit of research earlier today, yes, iron ore is common in this area...it explains why the water is tinged as such

Gatoland on August 28, 2012

I do not think pollution, rather a natural

susan l on September 3, 2012

it is iron ore, as I thought...it never dawned on me, but the name of the brook is Orebed Brook trail (ore for iron ore)...what a dummy I am!!!

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