This is a search query that ended up on the Crier last week. Since some call the Squamscott the Exeter, I will post a few photos of scum or oily sheen from both bodies of water. These are recent photos.
This first photo I took this past weekend, while strolling with Doozie near Gilman Park crossing the foot bridge. This is an oily sheen and it certainly could be moving into the Exeter from this arm of Little River. When I snapped it the other day I remembered a pic I took in 2009 during the river draw down, when the River’s secrets were revealed , like that stolen police cruiser. I saw an old engine block in the mud near the foot bridge, and they can leak oil, forever, enough to cause a sheen.
This is that engine block pic taken during the draw down.
The next three photos are of scum on the Squamscott. I used to make phone calls, once it triggered some testing. It is a huge process and seemed to me to be creating a problem for those responsible. So I don’t call anymore. It was once theorized to me regarding one reported sheen that someone had emptied their holding tank into a stream, and it wended it’s way down to the Squamscott. An RV perhaps, or a honey truck. I’d like to catch someone doing that anywhere.
This last one is more typical of what I see on the Squamscott on a regular basis. This plume often extends for 4 miles towards Great Bay.
I have no zinger to close this post.