As I had expected, with the sun almost directly overhead and the water being a little murky due to recent thunderstorms, the quality of this video is not up to my standards. However, I was there and saw the almost nonstop bubbling on both sides of this bridge over Towanda Creek...as did several others. That's all I need...for now.
Make sure you watch this in HD mode on your full screen to get the best view of the bubbling.
And while you're watching, note the heavy truck traffic in the background on a Sunday morning in the darn-near middle of nowhere. Sunday morning solitude in rural America has become a thing of the past.
Son - there's wells to be fracked and money to be made, that's why!
I was joined by an international cinematographer on the trip, along with a few other folks who had an array of hi-tech cameras and OGI ( Optical Gas Imaging ) paraphernalia.
I'm sure there is more to follow.
On another note, I have been contacted by a scientist from a major out-of-state university who is studying the impact of excessive methane levels on benthic macroinvertebrates...umm, mudbugs. (S)he will be visiting NE PA in a few weeks, and will be taking a tour of Towanda Creek, the Susquehanna River, and several other bubbling hotspots to assess the damage being done from methane migration and the natural gas industry, along with water withdrawals from high quality/low volume headwater streams.
I'm getting ready to assist.
Crawling along the bottom of a stream? This should be fun...