29 Aug '16, 10am

Wild Shores of Singapore: 'Orange' water at Berlayar Creek

Berlayar Creek is a lovely natural stream edged by wild mangroves right next to Labrador MRT station. A boardwalk with two look outs allows you to enjoy the wildlife that live there. I had heard that there was 'pollution' from upstream works that was starting to affect the mangrove trees there. The water in the Creek was indeed very orange, reminding me of the time when clay from a worksite was discharged into a mangrove at Punggol . But I didn't see large numbers of dead trees. So far, the mangroves seem good. On Friday 26 Aug, the tide was high and I did a quick check on the stream next to the MRT station. The water was very orange, but the trees looked green and healthy. On Sunday 28 Aug, I returned for a closer look. The tide was low and the orange layer was more obvious here. The water was orange and opaque. An orange layer coated the banks from the high water mark do...

Full article: http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2016/08/orange-water-at-be...

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