While out riding today I came across this chemical like substance bleeding into a large pond full of wild/plant life next to the ocean by the favorite surfing spot "Three Mile Beach" next to Baldwin Creek along the Wilder State Park coast hiking/biking trail off hwy 1 just outside Santa Cruz Ca.
A pipe of this chemical was spewing into the pond turning the plants and water white. Nearby I found a tank in the with a Calcium Hypochlorite tag on the side. Possibly the nearby farm is putting it into the pond to disinfect the water to use on crops in the area. The smell was PUTRID!
According to the EPA Calcium Hypochlorite is used in laundries, swimming pools, ponds, drinking water, and other water and wastewater systems. The hypochlorites control bacteria, fungi, and slime-forming algae that can cause diseases in people and animals. It also says it is highly toxic to freshwater
By: Skidmark Bob
In: Your Say, Nature
Tags: Three Mile Beach, Baldwin Creek, Wilder State Park, Eco System, Monterey Bay, Calcium Hypochlorite
Location: Santa Cruz, California, United States (load item map)
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