Steve Vanko and I believe these muddy plumes were caused by construction of the Wingra Clinic by the Ghidorzi Companies. This construction site is only 1-3 blocks directly upstream on the stormsewer system. In all cases, we have photographs of the construction site proving deficiencies in erosion control, and showing muddy water exiting the construction site.
#1. July 18, 2012. 1.43 inches
There were two big storms, one during early morning, and the other in late afternoon. A large amount of plastic insulation was flushed to the bay.
This photo from the morning, shows the 10-15% that remained, after a city Vactor truck tried to suck up the debris.
At about 8:19 pm, the blue storm pipe across the street from Steve's house was dumping mud into the bay. More photos.