Issue report


Theodore, Alabama, United States

Reported by:
Cade Kistler

About this Location

Tributary of Rabbit Creek : Rangeline Service Rd. Drainage Ditch

Small drainage ditch with intermittent flow.
0 Observations
1 Issues
A citizen called to report an oil sheen at rangeline rd. just south of rabbit creek. when mobile baykeeper staff arrived at the site a noticeable sheen was observed on the drainage ditch and distinct petroleum odor could be detected from the road. on closer investigation mobile baykeeper staff noted a light sheen with small amount of rainbow. their appeared to be a cleanup/containment underway in the drainage ditch at approximately 5905 rangeline service rd. theodore, al 36582. staff noted the sheen increase in size and thickness over the course of the next 30 minutes and then start to decrease. very little noticeable sheen could be observed on the surface of the creek once it passed under rangeline rd to the west.

Light rainfall throughout the day

Have you seen this before?


Have you notified any other agencies?

ADEM, Mobile 311

Issue history

  • 2016-08-03 - 04:15:00

    Pollution reported to Mobile Baykeeper : Mobile Baykeeper Team by Cade Kistler.

  • 2016-08-04 - 07:49:00

    Cade Kistler accepted this issue. Awaiting investigation.

    Issue recieved

  • 2016-08-04 - 07:49:00

    Cade Kistler is currently investigating this issue.

    Issue was investigated by Mobile Baykeeper staff. Staff took pictures, sample, and reported incident to ADEM and Mobile 311. Will update as information becomes available.

  • 2016-08-05 - 09:16:00

    Cade Kistler has marked this issue as resolved.

    City of Mobile personnel inspecter the area on the morning of 8/4. It was determined the source of the sheen was an ALDOT equipment oil spill that had not been properly mitigated. ALDOT will be responsible for ensuring proper mitigation and any necessary remediation is performed.