Ulmarra residents John and Di Leask witnessed a huge mass of vegetation flowing down the Clarence River at dawn on Wednesday, 10th of August, 2016.
Ulmarra residents John and Di Leask witnessed a huge mass of vegetation flowing down the Clarence River at dawn on Wednesday, 10th of August, 2016. Contributed

What is it? Residents wake up to eerie sight on river

CAN anybody explain the mysterious vegetation currently flowing down the Clarence River?

What is it? Where has it come from?

 

 

Ulmarra residents John and Di Leask woke this morning to discover a huge mass of vegetation flowing down the river.

"I don't know what it is. It looks like some kind of algal bloom," Mr Leask said.

"It's not just a little bit. It probably covers about two thirds of the river, and it went for 20 or 30 minutes, for about a kilometre at least.

"It almost reminds me of when Alumy Creek was full of hyacinth and the flood washed it in into the river. But it wasn't hyacinth. In eight years I've never seen anything like it, not even in a flood."

Mr Leask said it was difficult to identify the flowing mass, which was not on the river edge and looked dark in the dawn light.

"It seems to have just about gone now," he said. "It's moving further downstream."



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