Flooding Pollution

About a month ago, I was leaving the Harris Teeter parking lot and noticed an unusual sight: water on the road.  This, of course, is not uncommon to see during summer months; however, considering we were in a month-long drought, it was.  I soon realized that the water was coming from a nearby stormdrain and was flooding the street.  Just as expected, the floodwater was in fact harbor water and was slowly creeping its way across the oil-soaked roads of downtown Charleston.  

Soon, the tide would lower, and polluted floodwater would retreat back down the stormdrains and into our waterways.  This display was a clear reminder that what we put (either by accident or by design) on our roads, lawns, parking lots, or rooftops, will eventually find its way into our waterways.

Flooding Pollution from Charleston Waterkeeper on Vimeo.

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