Why is the Water in the Harbor Brown?
Wondering why the water in Marblehead Harbor has been brown recently? You're not the only one.
Every week we set out to answer a question submitted by one of our readers as part of our You Ask...Patch Answers column.
On Friday, we received an email from Liz Michaud, who was wondering why the water in Marblehead Harbor has appeared brown in recent weeks.
She asked: "Can you find out what is causing the brown water in the harbor?"
Apparently, the recent appearance of brown water in Marblehead Harbor is the result of algae and dirt and does not present a public health issue, according to this morning's police log.
When asked about "dark brown water" down by Lee Street, the Harbormaster reportedly told police that "the entire harbor was like that" and said the Board of Health recently tested the water and it came back clean.
Have you noticed the water in the harbor being browner than usual? Has it kept you off of your boat? Let us know in the comments section below.
If you have a question for us, no matter how strange it may seem, send it to Marblehead Patch and we will track down an answer.