WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
However, it turns out there’s data in Tennessee, South Carolina,
and in Florida way down to Key West.
So Georgia Adopt-A-Stream is a candidate for keeping Suwannee Riverkeeper data.
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First we’ll look at the
Alapaha Rise, which is where some of the water that disappears from the Alapaha River at its
sinks comes back up out of the Floridan Aquifer.
To get to the Rise we paddle upstream on the Suwannee River,
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Update 2015-07-27: Pictures and new pipeline information at this link.
Alapaha River sinks into the Florida Aquifer, some of it comes back up
which actually flows into the Suwannee River, a bit upstream from the
Come with WWALS to the Alapaha Rise, then down the Suwannee River
past the Confluences of both the Alapaha and the Withlacoochee Rivers,
seeing the proposed site of the Sabal Trail Pipeline on the way.
This is a pretty easy outing, but the Suwannee is deep,
so as always bring your personal flotation
If you need a boat, let us know, and we can find you one.
8AM Saturday, August 15th, 2015
8 mile paddle from
Gibson Park to
Suwannee River State Park,
with a side trip upstream first to the
past the Alapaha-Suwannee confluence, the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline
crossing, and ending at the Withlacoochee confluence,
taking out at Suwannee River State Park.
4 hours, after a 30 minute shuttle.
Florida Highway 6 in Hamilton County, Florida, west
to CR751 South to park just before the river.
This event is FREE! All we ask is that you are a current member of
WWALS Watershed Coalition. If not, it’s easy to join online today at
http://wwals.com/blog/donations/. You do not have to be a member to come on this outing. If you like the experience, we recommend that you join to support the efforts of WWALS.
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