Saturday, July 10, 2010


The following excerpts are from an article describing the "disaster" in a North Dakota fresh water reservoir following a deluge of rainfall.

It appears that the waters became toxic and/or oxygen depleted after the rain, killing a multitude of fish. 

The water was noted to have an "oily film" on much of the 108 acre reservoir and areas where the water had receded left a black residue on the vegetation.

Sour crude oil is crude oil containing the impurity sulfur. Sour crude is more common in the United States, Gulf of Mexico.

At low concentrations the oil has the smell of rotten eggs, but at high concentrations the inhalation of hydrogen sulfide is instantly fatal.

It is interesting to note that it was reported that there was a sulfur-like smell in the air along with the presence of the oil film over much of the reservoir:

"The whole shoreline was pretty much solid with dead fish and it was stinking like a lagoon," said Burau. "It was just a disaster, a disaster. I've never seen anything like it."

"The water was the color of tea on Friday and now (Wednesday) is like black, black coffee and getting darker every day."

"An oily film could be seen floating on top of much of the reservoir Wednesday morning. Where the water had receded, shoreline vegetation was black in color. A sulfur-like smell was in the air. Water flowing over the spillway was dark brown in appearance and created a thick foam downstream.."

 "A heavy downpour hit the Columbus area late last week, causing rapid and extensive runoff into Short Creek. The reservoir rose quickly and topped the spillway. While it is believed the deluge triggered the fish kill, the precise cause has yet to be determined."

The below conclusory statement is very telling relating the fact that the rainfall introduced toxins or other substances into the reservoir to the point that the fish beached themselves on the shoreline in order to escape:  

"Usually you get a rain and it's wonderful. When you see perch swimming up onto the shore to get out of the water, you know something is wrong," said Burau.

 North Dakota is indeed extremely far north of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. However, it is within the realm of possibility that after 81 days of the continous gushing of millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf, that it may have entered the water cycle to the point that it could travel on northerly currents upwards to North Dakota.

Please see the previous blog entry detailing the disastrous oil spill's potential of entering our water cycle:


  1. the stand you took here is worth a praise.

  2. Thank you Guava for your confidence and commendation~

  3. fuck u and your Biblical prophecy. eat shit and die d bag. oil is raining from your ass fuck face, everything uses energy. You can take your Biblical prophecy and shove up your ass..