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'Area B'; June 2010
Topic Started: Jun 13 2010, 04:32 PM (449 Views)
SacoHarry
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Thanks much for this, David! Wow, so much happening everywhere.

Question about the sand/silt buildup (there was a similar area nearby in '09 too, right?). What could have caused so much to build up there in a matter of, at best, a few decades? I could understand a few inches of grime and whatnot in a derelict old yard space. But that looks like well over a foot! If it was a major flood event, I could maybe see it. But even then, you'd think there would be rubbish strewn throughout flood debris.

Are there any signs of it being filled on purpose? Like tipping lines or anything? Just seems so odd.
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