Last week, the News-Ledger reported a city official’s explanation of what was causing that bad smell that seems to hover over some Southport neighborhoods every fall (and perhaps spring). The combination of warm days and cool nights caused “convection currents” in local waterways, bringing rotting material up to the surface, he said.
This creates an unpleasant odor for which city officials aren’t aware of any easy solution. Cooler temperatures will stop the phenomenon.
The Pocket area of Sacramento has been experiencing similarly smelly symptoms.
“It smells like a sewer,” one Pocket resident told KCRA television station. The station filmed a news report partly at the Pocket Canal Parkway.
In the same TV report, Sacramento City Councilman Darrell Fong said he thinks the culprit behind the Pocket’s bad smell might be across the river in West Sac:
“There’s also detention basins and canals over in the West Sacramento area of Southport,” said Fong. “Something. . . could be coming from that area over there. It’s drifting over because of the Delta Breeze.”
You can see the whole TV report at:
To see the News-Ledger’s earlier report on what might be causing the odor in Southport, see:
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