ABC has the story of a river in eastern China that mysteriously ran RED ... at DAWN ... with what was probably some sort of dye or food coloring. Per the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau:
“We suspect that somebody dumped artificial coloring in the water because he thought the typhoon yesterday would cause heavy rain, and nobody would notice [the color],” Jianfeng Xiao, Chief of the bureau told China News ...
Xiao said there is a paper manufacturer, a food coloring company and clothing-maker a long the river. The bureau is still investigating the incident.