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Ok, Who...
updated: Nov 30, 2012, 7:27 PM

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Just took a trip north on the 101 and returned home. Does anyone know what the sulfur-like smell in Goleta is? Maybe something the rain has brought?? It's awful...

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 COMMENT 349031P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 07:35 PM

Nope - usually on the Southsidevof Airport we smell it from treatment plant but never on North Side. Smelled all day.

 

 COMMENT 349033 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 07:40 PM

Very likely sulfur gasses which naturally seep from to petroleum deposits below... You can probably smell them more today because of the really low inversion layer keeping them from dissipating as they normally would.

 

 COMMENT 349034 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 07:41 PM

See the Goleta Slough pics, they and the decsription might be the answer.

 

 COMMENT 349037 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 07:50 PM

Slough. :)

 

 COMMENT 349041 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 08:09 PM

I thought my cat has a terrible case of the runs......glad to know it is something else.

 

 COMMENT 349055P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 08:45 PM

venoco.

 

 COMMENT 349058 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 08:48 PM

No smell in north Goleta. Strong sulfer smells can indicate an upcoming earthquake.

 

 COMMENT 349062 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 08:54 PM

Several likely suspects .... the treatment plant, the slough, or the geology of our area. I remember when Goleta water always smelled of sulfur.

 

 COMMENT 349071P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 10:00 PM

Yes, it smelled bad in North Fairview area. Prefer no earthquake though...

 

 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 02:07 AM

Don't know the locations where people are noticing it but might it possibility be Lake Los Carneros? I noticed flying over it last week that there seemed to be an algae bloom. I've also seen lots of construction at the sewage treatment plant between the airport & Hwy. 217 but if it's coming from there, more likely related to the storm runoff stressing the system.

 

 COMMENT 349085 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 06:12 AM

We can smell it at Turnpike and the bikepath.... Im thinking it is from the creek and slough.

 

 COMMENT 349105 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 07:34 AM

It's from the guys changing out your smart meter.

 

 COMMENT 349111 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 08:01 AM

Its the job on 217

 

 COMMENT 349120P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 08:35 AM

I drove from Costco down Hollister yesterday and it smelled bad off and on from Costco all the way to Turnpike. Not sure what it was from but the stench was widespread. Def could be Lake Los Carneros... was bad in SB when the Bird Refuge had algae bloom!

 

 COMMENT 349225 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 11:47 AM

Hydrogen sulfide

 

 COMMENT 349239 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 12:42 PM

I picked up someone at the airport last night around 10:30pm and it stank going by Goleta beach park on the 217. We thought it had to be the slough or treatment plant.

 

 COMMENT 349359 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 08:32 PM

Beelzebub, of course !!!

 

 COMMENT 349423 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-02 08:20 AM

Friday afternoon around 4 the smell infiltrated the UCSB library. ick.

 

 COMMENT 349970 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 06:21 AM

The farmers in Winchester often spray a pesticide that smells like sulphur

 

 COMMENT 350490 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 10:58 AM

058: Here it is December 5 and so far, no earthquake. When will it happen?

 

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