Erosion from Stockwell Manor Site --

October 7 & 8, 2005

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    On the afternoon of October 7, 2005, it had been raining for several hours, and the flow in Pimmit Run where it crosses under Westmoreland St. was not only high, but also of an unusual orangey-brown color, suggesting the stream might be carrying sediment eroded from our local red-clay subsoil:

    A few hundred yards upstream, the source of the orange color became clear; it was emanating from the mouth of Burke's Spring Branch:

    Where was the sedimented water coming from? And how serious a problem was it? Investigation upstream, and in the days to follow, would show.

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