Fecal coliform worse than E. coli, Valdosta testing 2019-05-07

While the numbers were way down at US 84 on May 7, bacterial counts were up upstream on the Withlacoochee River, and on Mud Swamp Creek; up more in Fecal coliform than E. coli. These readings seem to indicate nonpoint sources.

Withlacoochee

[Fecal coliform Graph, Withlacoochee River Basin]
Fecal coliform Graph, Withlacoochee River Basin

The high readings are all from stations upstream of Valdosta’s Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the low reading at US 84 is downstream of the WWTP.

Alapaha

The high readings are both upstream and downstream of Valdosta’s Mud Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

[Fecal Coliform Graph, Alapaha River Basin]
Fecal Coliform Graph, Alapaha River Basin

Stations

[Map]
Map

This May 2019 Valdosta water quality testing data was obtained in response to a Georgia Open Records Act request from WWALS. It took longer than expected, as did getting the data posted, which was for different reasons.

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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®

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