GALVESTON, Texas -- Love it or hate it, brown water is the normal sight on Galveston Beach.
But not this past Memorial Day weekend. Images and video of blue, clear water have gone viral, and many people just can't believe it.
And Cameron Holmes’ video of it posted to Twitter got plenty of “You lying, bro,” comments.
Dr. Tom Linton, a marine biologist and Texas A&M University-Galveston professor says wind and current determine how brown or clear the water appears in Galveston. Usually, Spring rain sends mud from area rivers that flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Currents bring even more mud from the Mississippi River.
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However, this year, a gyere in the Gulf drifted north. Currents changed and brought water from the south and less mud.