posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:26 PM
Originally posted by crankyoldman
It seems the folks posting have a clear view the fish story is beyond implausible and that some form or venting is the cause.
The venting would explain the smell traveling to a wide variety of places if the venting is happening in several locations in the the low desert. The
continuous flow would also help overcome the rather insane notion that a few dead fish produce a coherent and large enough noxious mass to fight
through all manner of air currents, pressure changes and moisture to arrive at one's nose, in tact, on the valley floor, Edwards and all points in
between. We are looking at some form of volcanic venting.
As another pointed out, the lack of water in the area could be the reason. Could it be that water is usually a buffer for the venting gas, but these
recent dry months and super heated days have eliminated the buffer and the gas is just spewing forth unabated in one continuous flow?
The question is, how normal, or average is this? For those who live in the desert areas please fill in the blanks on number of times this has
happened, length of time and any other information pertaining to areas where the venting is occurring.
Hey Crankyoldman, Crankyol'woman, here!
I just wanted to remark that I love your well thought out and logical thought process. I love reading your posts as you tend to stand back and look at
the big picture, rather than getting your pantaloons in a twist in knee-jerk, emotional response.
Hope that's not too personal, mods!......
Back on topic.
I'm in S. California but in the coastal area, slightly inland from Ventura. I travelled between Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara yesterday and
there's not a hint of mal-odors, anywhere. I wanted to put this on record as I think it's good idea for all to hear from different areas, to see
who's affected or not.
I've travelled down the road East of Salton Sea and been knocked out by the all pervading dead fish + fertilizer ponk. As soon as I was past Nyland
(sp?), going South, there was absolutely no trace of it.
This current far-reaching odor could not possibly be from rotting fish! That's my 2 cents.