By MATTHEW HOSE
A sludge of floating plant debris washed up along Shoreline Park, Belvedere Cove and other spots along the Richardson Bay shore last week, a byproduct of the pounding storms that soaked the Bay Area and Sacramento delta earlier this month.
Large piles of reeds, water hyacinth and other plants clumped together at the shore near the Beach Road seawall, in the water by Shoreline Park and below the deck at Sam's Anchor Cafe on Feb. 15.
"I've seen debris in the bay, but nothing as much as I did yesterday," Patrick Kerslake, the Tiburon Public Works superintendent, said last Friday.
Streams of debris were visible throughout the San Francisco Bay, leading the U.S. Coast Guard on Feb. 15 to issue a hazard warning for boats and ferries.
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