River Yauza Tributary Became Orange in Moscow

06.02.2015

The Likhoborka River, the main tributary of the Moscow Yauza passing to the north-east of Moscow, suddenly turned orange. Locals worry that it may be caused by emission from some industrial enterprise, but environmentalists believe that there's no reasons to worry. The reason of the phenomenon is sharp thaw and heavy snowfall that hit Moscow in late January - early February. Most likely, the reason is the erosion of the clay banks.

River Yauza Tributary Became Orange in Moscow

Most likely, clay which has got to soil and water turned it into odd orange color. Moscow Department of Natural Resources has conducted primary check and found that the air on the banks of Likhoborka is normal, there is no smell. Environmentalists also do not observe any oil, gasoline or other stains. Moreover, even ducks swim on the river! This situation has already taken place in the summer of 2014, when the clay was the reason of orange color of the water.