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Looked like tizer down by Broadfield Road, anyone else noticed?:

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I remember Porter Brook being the same a few years ago. I seem to remember reading it was due to iron ore coming from old mine workings in the area, dislodged by heavy rain?

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Is it really bright orange or is this just a pure Fanta sea?

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10 minutes ago, bassett one said:

hope it doesn't harm the fish ect

No but sod going to the fair ground to win a Gold fish, I know where to get one for nowt now.  :hihi:

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3 hours ago, Hopman said:

Is it really bright orange or is this just a pure Fanta sea?

Ha! Nice one.😀

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3 hours ago, bassett one said:

hope it doesn't harm the fish ect

They won't be anaemic anyway 😃

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Probably comes from the little stream that runs through Whirlowdale park  finding its way into the sheaf. Round Stocksbridge way they call it "ochre water".

 

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coppy and pasted from cleanriverstrust.

The natural colour of water that comes from the old abandoned mines across the world is a shade of ochre, the basic constituent being the most common mineral on earth; iron. ... The iron in the minewater is not poisonous in its self but will cause streams and rivers to become biologically dead very quickly.

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The Drone running through Unstone was like this a few weeks ago...not a rare occurance around these parts

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The river Loxley has a section like this which has been there for a good few years...

 

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