WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
For property rights and clean water, you don’t want coal ash seeping
through groundwater, so
please contact your state legislator to support the
two coal ash bills now in the Georgia House of Representatives:
“Water resources; notice to local governing authorities prior to the dewatering of coal combustion residual surface impoundments; provide”
Georgia Power is retiring many coal plants (good, although they’re
mmostly replacing them with natural gas plants; not so good),
and this involves dewatering coal ash ponds near those plants;
Thanks to Jay Bushnell for the heads-up on this FDEP notice of February 6, 2018:
Impaired Waters Rule (IWR) Notification
The department announces the availability of the 2018 Strategic
Monitoring Plans. These plans represent the water quality and
biological monitoring needs identified by the department in
preparation for basin assessments as part of the watershed
Even the rain likes the weekend.
Multiple weather forecasts show chances of rain ranging from 40% to 100%
Rain is not the best time to be clambering up and down steep slopes at Five Holes,
and a thunderstorm is not a good time to be paddling the Withlacoochee River from Hagan Bridge.
But we don’t want to call it early, because then both days would for sure