Looks like we may finally see Action stage tomorrow on the Withlacoochee River above Valdosta @ Skipper Bridge Road. This is upstream from Valdosta’s Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant, so it’s a good thing that didn’t spill during Irma. The Alapaha River at Statenville peaked Tuesday and probably would be a fine ride (what shoals?) today. The New and The Santa Fe Rivers are still flooding, and that’s still raising the Suwannee River all the way to the Gulf, and there’s minor flooding all the way up at Fargo, so another surge of high levels may follow on the Suwannee. The I-75 Santa Fe River bridge never did close.
See from the air the land the Union County, Florida, Commissioners will be voting on tomorrow.
When: 4:30-9PM, Monday, September 17, 2017
Where: Union County High School, 1000 S. Lake Avenue, Lake Butler, FL 32054
What: Voting on Union County Comprehensive Plan with much stronger restrictions on mining
Two facebook events, by
Citizens Against Phosphate Mining in North Central Florida (CAPM)
and by Our Santa Fe River (OSFR).
I took these pictures in Union and Bradford Counties, Florida, of the proposed HPS II phosphate mine site, on a Southwings flight for WWALS Watershed Coalition 1 September 2017. You can help figure out what some of them show.
The main conclusion, already published in much briefer form by Jim Tatum with a few pictures he took, is that Continue reading