Low bacterial counts at State Line Ramp 2018-10-24

Valdosta’s bacterial counts are always low at State Line Ramp (Mozell Spells), where we moved the WWALS Boomerang paddle race from Georgia to Florida and back.

State Line, Withlacoochee River, Withlacoochee Basin

Things were generally better last week in the Withlacoochee Basin, except for the Little River at GA 133, just above Troupville Boat Ramp.

Graph, Withlacoochee Basin

US 41, Withlacoochee River, Withlacoochee Basin

How they found enough water to test is mysterious, but Valdosta’s E. coli and Fecal coliform counts were way down last week at US 41 and GA 133 on the Withlacoochee River.

US 41, Withlacoochee River, Withlacoochee Basin

Graph, Alapaha Basin

In the Alapaha Basin, the Alapahoochee River is improved, but something got into Mud Creek at St. Augustine Road.

Graph, Alapaha Basin

GA 135, Alapahoochee River, Alapaha Basin

GA 135, Alapahoochee River, Alapaha Basin

Map of Stations, Stations

Map of Stations, Stations

WWALS Water Quality Testing

The WWALS Boomerang paddle race has been a bit distracting for doing WWALS water quality testing, but we’ll get in gear on that after this Saturday. If you want to help, please go ahead and sign up on waterreporter.org and join the Suwannee Riverkeeper group.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!

Map in Water Reporter

Here is the map of this data in Water Reporter. Click on one of the diamond shapes to see graphs.

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