We think we need a lot of things in life, but the most important resource humans need is fresh, clean water.
– Liz Elling
A reader writes:
Liz Elling’s summer 2007 swim down the Huron River schedule includes this stretch:
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Sunday, July 15 Barton Dam to Geddes Dam at Dixboro Road.
In response to a question about when Liz might arrive at the Broadway St. Bridge, Jennifer Wolf, of the Huron River Watershed Council writes:
“The variables are if the water is clean enough (i.e. was there a heavy rain event up to 48 hours prior? If so, she must boat the stretch to avoid exposure to pollutants washed into the river during a heavy rain – fertilizer, motor oil, etc.) and deep enough (at least 4 ft. deep to swim). If it is not clean enough or deep enough she boats – thus moving faster.
That said, start time is 9 am. I’d expect her to get to Broadway Bridge around 11:00 am – look for bright yellow! It’s the color of her jersey and of the escort boat flags.”