RIVER RUNS BLOOD RED: Water Authority Says no Need to Panic

The Water Resources Authority (WRA), says persons should not be alarmed by the blood red Quashie River near Freemans Hall and in Lowe River near Wait-a-Bit, Trelawny.

A recent video which has been making rounds on Facebook have driven fear into some persons considering what could have cause the bizarre change in the flow of the Quashie River.

"Saying God showing sign but are you taking need to his word yes he is coming but how preparation are we making take a stock of our every day life what if he come now" one commenter stated.

But according to a media release issued by the authority, dye tracing exercises are currently being conducted in the Rio Bueno Watershed.

"The dyes were injected in the Quashie River near Freemans Hall and in Lowe River near Wait-a-Bit, Trelawny on Wednesday June 14, 2017," the WRA said in the media release.

The authority said that the use of the dye is necessary in order to trace the flow path of a river which sinks and re-emerges.

The dye that is being used in the Quashie River is Rhodamine WT and the authority said it is non-toxic and will dissipate within the next few days.

Roshelle Archer-James, a technical officer at the WRA, said that the test is being done in order to determine which tributaries flow into the Rio Bueno. She said this information is critical in the management of the water resources.