1) This fish kill (which has ceased) was approximately 10 miles from the area in which we swim. And the fish kill (only hundreds of fish by the way) never extended substantially downstream.
2) It is my understanding that test results are being released today that show the River to be safe from the toxins that had caused the fish kill; it is these results which are opening the water back up again for regular use. Additionally, it is my understanding that the EPA’s advisory was made yesterday as a precaution until the results of the tests were known.
3) The “riverflow” of the Schuylkill currently is at roughly 1400 cfs, meaning that water is flowing at a good level. I’ve been told that the movement of water (and toxins) from the location of the fish kill to where we swim happens in periods of hours, not days or weeks.
4) While it’s not directly relevant to this fish kill issue, we have been testing water for bacteria, as we did last year. Our most recent test was Wednesday and the results were very positive in terms of the low counts. That’s great news
Tonight I have a DTM to work out all the toxic build up in my muscles. This should set things right for a couple hard workouts this weekend before easing off a bit next week before the race. This time next week I’ll be in Philly. I can’t wait! woohoo
Good luck to everyone racing to this weekend. Running Shorts is doing her first tri (go wish her luck) and TriSaraTops is racing as well. Sorry but that’s all I can recall off top of my head. My apologies if I missed ya. Have a great weekend everyone…
Quote of the Day: Exercise equipment for sale. Fat guy wants money for sofa. - Classified ad from the Sonora Union-Democrat, October 29, 1990
(A little Friday humor for ya)