Tag Archives: Alapaha

Old Coffee Road, Georgia

The Google map of locations on Old Coffee Road was used by many of the early settlers of south central Georgia, including in the watersheds of the Willacoochee, Alapaha, Withlacoochee, and Little Rivers and Okapilco Creek. It crossed all those and other waterways by ford or private ferry: there were no bridges back then.

Old Coffee Road map, WWALS.net
Follow this link for the interactive google map.

The Georgia Historical Commission erected markers at half a dozen locations in the 1950s and 1960, reading: Continue reading

Improved Sheboggy Ramp, Alapaha River @ US 82

Here’s a pleasant surprise! The access road has been smoothed out and Sheboggy Ramp itself has been re-concreted. Thanks to Ben Warren, Berrien County Roads Superintendent, for doing the work.

Ramp with new concrete

Ramp with new concrete

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A Day in the Woods, Berrien County, GA 2017-04-22

Thanks to Heather Brasell for organizing this annual outdoor event. WWALS will have a table there as usual, thanks to WWALS Ambassador Dave Hetzel. Come on down for this community event; learn something; maybe even get your feet wet!

Request for Volunteers When: 1PM-10:30PM Saturday, April 22, 2017

Where: Gaskins Forest Education Center
3359 Moore Sawmill Rd., Alapaha

What: A Day in the Woods:
Forest & Wildlife Activities for All the Family

Event: facebook

See also the PDF flyer, transcribed below. Continue reading

WWALS at Alapaha Station Celebration 2016-11-12

WWALS be talking about how Alapaha RIver Water Trail, which starts at Sheboggy Landing on US 82 just east of Alapaha, GA, at the Alapaha Station Celebration. This the third year for WWALS at this festival located in the upper middle section of our watershed near the Willacoochee and Alapaha Rivers.

When: 9AM-5PM Saturday November 12th 2016

Where: 245 NE Railroad St, Alapaha, GA 31622

Events: facebook, meetup.

Some people wonder: what’s the station? It’s Continue reading

Stranded campers rescued from Alapaha River above GA 135 2016-01-16

This is why WWALS recommends filing a float plan, or in this case, a hiking and camping plan. Boaters

WALB News Team, 17 January 2016, Campers rescued from rising floodwater, warning issued,

BERRIEN CO., GA (WALB) – The Berrien County Sheriff is sending a warning to residents to stay off the Alapaha River.

“Its not a good time to be camping out on the river,” said Sheriff Anthony Heath.

Image About 11 a.m. on Sunday, four Berrien County campers had to be rescued after they were surrounded by rising floodwaters. A father, his daughter, son, and son’s girlfriend hiked downstream and set up camp at the Alapaha River bridge near state Route 135, south of Willacoochee.

The VDT says they camped on Saturday, and were found the next day. Terry Richards, Valdosta Daily Times, 19 January 2016, page 8A, Stranded campers réscued, Continue reading

Sea level gage reports: all USGS gages in WWALS territory in Georgia

All the Suwannee River Basin USGS gages in Georgia just got a new flood level reporting system (except they missed one). Locator Map: Central South Georgia USGS Gages They’ve added a level measurement from sea level, probably not coincidentally about the same as the Florida gages added a level measurement from dry riverbed, so both Georgia and Florida gages now have both measurements. This actually does not affect the WWALS level charts for the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail nor for the Alapaha River Water Trail, because those continue to display water levels from dry riverbed. To see this change at all, you have to drill down to the USGS detail pages, for example on the Withlacoochee River at Skipper Bridge Road in Georgia, or near Pinetta, Florida.

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, Tallahassee, FL, unknown date, Suwannee River Basin Datum Changes in South Central Georgia,

Starting on October 14, 2015, the National Weather Service in Tallahassee and Jacksonville will make adjustments to the reporting method for water level in the Suwannee River System. This includes river gages in the following rivers or creeks: Continue reading

WWALS @ Alapaha Station Celebration today 2015-11-14

Patrick Kunes has opened the WWALS booth in Alapaha, Georgia, near the start of the Alapaha River Water Trail in Berrien County. Come on down for music, food, parade, beauty queen, and meet WWALS people! If you are a WWALS member, please come to the booth and sit a spell and help introduce WWALS to the people.

When: 9AM to 5PM Saturday November 14, 2015

Where: 245 NE Railroad Street, Alapaha, GA
31.381532,-83.223416, just east of Main Street, US 129.

What: Alapaha Station Celebration.

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

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