Trash at GA 135, Alapahoochee River, Echols County, GA 2019-11-08

Elizabeth Reynolds sums it up in her video with her pictures of the trash at the Alapahoochee bridge: “Way to go, humans!“ Who’s interested in a cleanup? Mattress This is about halfway between Lake Park in Lowndes County and Statenville in Echols County, at the GA 376 bridge on the Alapahoochee River. It’s also about […]

What happened on the Alapahoochee River? 2018-11-14

Twenty five times the state limit for Fecal coliform could be a problem. What got into the Alapahoochee River last week? GA 135, Alapahoochee River, Alapaha Basin If you want to help find out what’s getting into our rivers, you can

Old Bridge over Alapahoochee River

Nice to look at, but not for driving. Chris Mericle reports: Here are some photos of an old bridge across the Alapahoochee River that Deanna and I came across while out exploring the other day. Driving or even walking across this bridge probably shouldn’t be recommended.

Alapahoochee River

Proposed for the WWALS January 2014 outing: the river most people know nothing about, from the convergence of Mud Swamp Creek where Grand Bay Creek forms the border between Lowndes County and Echols County in Georgia east of Valdosta, about 14 miles through Echols County between Lake Park and Statenville, to the Alapaha River in […]

More testing needed to track river pollution –Suwannee Riverkeeper in Gainesville Sun 2020-03-16

Gainesville Sun, 12:01 AM, Monday, March 16, 2020, John S. Quarterman: More testing needed to track river pollution (see also PDF), Fecal bacterial contamination from Georgia probably reached the Gulf of Mexico about March 3, 2020, according to the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD). Tifton to the Gulf In the WWALS map of all […]

Suwannee Riverkeeper asks Georgia EPD to require Valdosta to do better about its record sewage spill 2019-12-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hahira, Georgia, December 19, 2019 — Compelled by the severity of Valdosta’s record raw sewage spill and the expenses and stigma incurred nearby and downstream, Suwannee Riverkeeper for WWALS Watershed Coalition has sent a letter requesting ten enforcment actions to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD). WWALS member Deanna Mericle of Hamilton […]

Tycor Farms Solamerica Solar Farm in Alapaha River Basin

Solamerica Energy is building another solar farm in the Alapaha River Basin, leasing from Tycor Farms LLC, 6530 GA 376, Lake Park, Georgia, 31636. Map: John S. Quarterman, from WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail Map. There seem to be wetlands on the east side of the property, leading to Enoch Creek, then into the Alapahoochee […]

Statenville to Sasser Landing, Alapaha River, 2019-07-06

Update 2019-07-08: Pictures. Experience the wilderness of the Alapaha River Water Trail on this 10.4 mile section with shoals. This run includes a side-jaunt up the Alapahoochee River to Turket Creek Waterfall, one of our favorite spots. Or maybe a different stretch, or a different river, or a lake, if the water is really low. […]

Still below the limit: fecal coliform in Valdosta river data 2019-01-02

Three weeks in a row! The Valdosta river water quality testing data WWALS obtains through a weekly open records request shows all stations tested below the Georgia state limit last Wednesday. However, like the week before, there are no data for