Monday, September 05, 2011

The Hudson River is Reddish-Brown

We did the Walkway Over the Hudson, in Poughkeepsie yesterday for the first time. It was great fun, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more diverse crowd of walkers and bikers north of New York City -- people of all shapes, sizes, colors, languages, ethnicities and (seemingly) socio-economic circumstances. It was terrific and well-worth the trip.

I was amazed that a week after Irene the Hudson River was still reddish-brown with silt. This photo, taken with my IPhone looking down at a marina on the west side of the river, shows the color accurately.

How does all that silt affect the river's fish? I'll have to ask Tom Lake or Steve Stanne, editors and compilers of the Hudson River Almanac for the state's Hudson River Estuary Program.


Blogger man-x said...

Here in down in Brooklyn, the Hudson River, Upper NY bay is also a brownish color, right after irene. i have pics also.

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