Archive for July, 2014

Which CSO shed do you live in?

by Franco Montalto No Comments

I hope you find this link as interesting as I do. Plug in your zip code and you will see what drainage area you are in and where the CSO associated with that drainage area discharges…. Are you surprised by which water bodies you are connected to?

site pictures

by Darnell No Comments

Joiada and i have pictures from both sites Nashville and Colfax, but we were unable to load the pictures onto the computer

Challenge 7 by Ashley Bruno

by CitizenScientist 1 Comment

The Carroll St Site falls within the drainage basin of Owls Head Wastewater Treatment Plant represented by the purple symbol. This covers much of the western half of Brooklyn. I found this link helpful when finding that fact:

Water will that misses my site, in normal weather conditions, will flow into this plant, and subsequently Owls Head releases the water into the Upper NY Bay. It is a tier 2 water treatment plant which combined with other tier 2’s releases 20% of the total 13.5 billion gallons of CSO pollution annually. However, when rains come, water that misses my site flows into the orange CSO outfalls along the Gowanus Canal.

Stormwater runoff that escapes the site flows into the drainage catchbasins on the street. These catchbasins also collect wastewater. So stormwater and wastewater combine together in the underground pipes and flow towards either an orange CSO outfall or towards Owls Head.

Strange development at Carroll photo- Ashley

by CitizenScientist 2 Comments

Strange development at Carroll garden

by CitizenScientist No Comments

I don’t know how or why, but there are a countless number of white strings placed in the community garden. They’re cascading down from the roofs of bordering buildings and staked into the garden soil. I tried seeing how far they’re staked into the soil but couldn’t go far enough. Jeff and I saw that on the roof they’re just anchored to the ledges, nothing special. One woman who showed concern concluded they’re probably an art decoration piece. But who knows? — Ashley

Wilting or Seasonal Growth Changes?

by CitizenScientist 2 Comments

I took this photo at Sagamore June 26 after some days of intense heat. I’m not sure how to describe the plant’s condition, if it’s wilting from heat or simply adjustments in growth cycle.- Ashley

White dots on my pants

by Homestreet 3 Comments

Ever since l last week i notice these white dots on some of the plants on my site. I really don’t have any idea of what could this be. Here is the picture so you all could see. Please let me know about any suggestion you have in mind.

Something Weird Thing

by Darnell 1 Comment

Today when I went to Colfax there was a weird and sponge looking on the floor. I didn’t want to touch it because it looks a little scary. Christine thinks it’s a mold or something I don’t know what it is.