Bacterial levels rising again 2018-11-28

The Alapahoochee River at the GA-FL line measured ten times the EPA limit on Fecal coliform again this Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

GA 135 Alapahaoochee River, Alapaha

It does not seem to be coming downriver from Valdosta.

Graph, Alapaha

On the Withlacoochee River at the state line, Fecal coliform measured five times the limit.

State Line, Withlacoochee River, Withlacoochee

Conceivably, it could be coming from the Little River, but water takes time to flow as far as from Troupville to Mozell Spells at the state line, and measurements are rose at the same time at those locations.

Graph, Withlacoochee

There was rain Monday, November 26, 2018. Maybe something was still washing down the rivers.

This kind of mysterious pollution source is why WWALS is starting a water quality testing program to fill in the gaps.

Stations, Map
Valdosta’s river testing stations.

More

For more see Water Quality Testing, which includes how you can sign up to help.

 -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.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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

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