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I have this bucket that I fill with water for hand watering small fruits and other things in my yard. Tuesday, I still had a gallon or two of water in it when I was done. I just left it in there. Thursday, I came home, and was getting ready to re-fill it, when I noticed the rainbow sheen of oil.
I dumped out the water, cleaned it out with dish detergent, rinsed it thoroughly, re-filled it, did my watering, and purposefully re-filled it with a couple of gallons of fresh water. Last night, I made sure there was no oily sheen there.
Sad to report that there is a very light sheen of oil on the surface of the water, today. I am going to continue this experiment every day, now. Hopefully, when the light gets a little better, I can start taking pictures, and getting them posted here on a day-to-day basis.
I'd like to ask you all to start conducting this same, simple experiment, if you live within the "Gulf Moisture Bubble" from the Gulf to the Mid-South, to Georgia.
Take a clean bucket or wash basin, fill it with fresh water daily. Check it every 24-hours, and repeat.Report observations in comments, right here. Perhaps some Math-type with mad graphing skillz will help map our observations over the coming weeks.
Pointing at a blue blob of concentrated Oil sheen
A bunch of little concentrations just to the right of my fingers
I ran my finger through the sheen twice. You can see the clean streaks starting North East of my finger... running NE. The rest is sheen. It almost looks a uniform lavender in the upper right portion "light circle" in the pic.
Originally posted by SWCCFAN
I live on the MS Gulf Coast so i think that this is a great idea. I would like to add one suggestion though use 2 clean plasic (food grade if you can get them) buckets fill them from same source of water. place a cover over one to act as a control and leave the other exposed to the atmosphere.