No, not the mercenary guys engendered by the bush/cheney administration, but the kind of black water that results after forest fires. This little irrigation ditch near our home is black from ash washing down the Rio Grande and into the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District irrigation works. The fires occurred fifty miles away. I have never seen the water in this condition before. I assume it has nutrients in the ash that might be good for crops. Correct me if I am wrong.