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Sedimental Journey


For my LJ friends with an interest in sediment plumes , a few photos of the run-off into Waialua Bay on the north shore of Oahu following heavy rains in mid-December:

Sediment Plume -- Agricultural Drainage into Kaiaka Bay
Day following the heavy rains.


Sediment Plume -- Agricultural Drainage into Kaiaka Bay
Day following the heavy rains.
Current flowing in through a channel in the barrier reef
confines the heaviest sedimentation to the eastern
side of the bay.

Sediment Plume -- Agricultural Drainage into Kaiaka Bay
Day following the heavy rains.
Normally this section of beach is almost clear of
driftwood and debris.

One Week Later
One week following the heavy rains, the run-off continues.
The source of the mud & silt is the stream flowing into the bay on the other side
of the first rocky point in this picture.

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
phunction
Dec. 22nd, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
ew.
sjonsvenson
Dec. 22nd, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Best would be aerial photos.

Ever thought of planting Mangroves?

Edited at 2008-12-22 08:57 pm (UTC)
dblume
Dec. 22nd, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
That's what I thought! Would have loved the aerial photos.
phunction
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
mangroves are already a huge invasive problem in hawaii... that would be bad.
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