Finally I reached the bottom of the hill where the drainage from the silt ponds flowed. I couldn’t get this vantage point from the drone. I just stood there as the story played out in front of me. A stream, Cabin Branch, flowed from my right to my left and it went from clear water to muddy muck. The silt ponds appeared to be failing or were overflowing - all that silt was running into the stream, clouding it up and running down hill to the county resevoir. I told myself, I guess I have my image - the clearing of the fields and forest had indeed impacted the water way.