Broad River Water Color related to Turbidity

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John Shelton discusses possible reasons for the changing water color of the Broad River, SC.

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Broad River, Columbia, SC

Broad River, Columbia, SC

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Columbia, SC obtains its drinking water from the Broad River, recently the water color has changed from brown to blue. The Associate Director for Data discusses how turbidity plays a role in the water color and how it affects the city's drinking water filtration system.

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