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Old 27 September 2009, 12:49   #1
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Horrible smell on The River Medina

Does anyone know the source of the horrendous sewerage smell yesyerday (sat) on the Medina at Cowes, it seemed to start somewhere near to Cowes Yacht Haven up to at least the floating bridge?
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Could be something to do with the recent algea bloom in the Solent areas. With colder nights, it will be starting to die and rot, can give off very bad smell
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Agree with the above also if seaweed builds up on the Shrape mud bank inside the breakwater that too can rot down and cause a stink
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I believe it is the seaweed and mud, you only get it at low tide.
Mercifully you only get the full impact of the smell when you have wind directions from the north to east.

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By the way Tim, what happened about the "Solent Ribbers meet Isle of Wight"?
And did you enjoy the do saturday?
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These algea blooms are affecting areas all over the world
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I believe it is the seaweed and mud, you only get it at low tide.
Mercifully you only get the full impact of the smell when you have wind directions from the north to east.

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By the way Tim, what happened about the "Solent Ribbers meet Isle of Wight"?
And did you enjoy the do saturday?
This smell was I would say definitely sewage- not sure algea blooms smell like that and it was high water and no shallows visible
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By the way Tim, what happened about the "Solent Ribbers meet Isle of Wight"?
And did you enjoy the do saturday?
Marina do was good did not see you, some of the gang who went to Alderney came along .
The Solent Ribbers meet did not happen ? maybe too far for some or expensive not sure .
Still plans now afoot for Alderney , Guernsey and Jersey run next year a week away this time though .
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Marina do was good did not see you, some of the gang who went to Alderney came along .
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The farms around Fareham have just recently spread Human muck all over their fields, it smelt awfull and even made the papers.

Could it be this?
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