Pretty low at Hagan Bridge, the start of the WWALS outing down the Withlacoochee River to Franklinville, February 2, 2018.
Nobody seems to know the bridge just east of Lakeland has a name: Captain Henry Will Jones Bridge. Just below it is Lakeland Boat Ramp on the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT). We’ll be going by there in a few months on the Alapaha Quest.
Scott Thompson, Pieces of Our Past, November 30, 2015, CAPTAIN HENRY WILL JONES,
Henry Will Jones was born about 1917 in what became Lanier County just as our country was entering World War I. After Continue reading
How close to exposed is Sabal Trail’s pipe? This sinkhole is at least a foot deep, maybe two or more, and Sabal Trail only buried their pipe three feet deep, despite requests by Brooks, Colquitt, and Lowndes Counties to bury it deeper.
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Plenty of trash to pick up on the site of the WWALS Rivers Alive Cleanup and Paddle Outing, Alapaha River 2017-09-10.
Such a nice river. Come help clean it up!
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®Continue reading
Thanks to Lowndes County Manager Joe Pritchard and Public Works Director Robin Cumbus for having these bags of trash picked up after WWALS Executive Direcgtor Gretchen Quarterman had a probationer collect them at Hagan Bridge over the Withlacoochee River on GA 122.
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Bring bon-bons, lights, and boats to paddle the moonlit mysteries of our own mini-Okefenokee: Banks Lake, as the sun sets between Lakeland, GA and I-75.
When: 8PM Saturday, July 8, 2017
Banks Lake Boat Ramp,
1099 W Main St. (GA 122), Lakeland, GA 31635.
Or: 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, Lanier County
GPS: 31.03492, -83.09619
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A clearcut near the Withlacoochee River at GA 122 in Lowndes County, Georgia, led to some visual observations.
The clearcut starts east of the river and west of Hambrick Road. Here you can see the entrance to it from GA 122: Continue reading
12 + 4 boats and about 18 paddlers went even faster down the Alapaha River than we expected: six hours on the water between GA 168 and GA 122, including a lunch stop. That’s about 3 miles per hour on a chilly morning and a fine breezy warm day. And there were bon-bons and kumquats!
Lots of native vegetation, no invasive species, some birds (buzzards, ducks, heron, flycatcher, cardinals), no animals on the land or in the water. People fishing at Lakeland said they didn’t even get a nibble. I did see a few fish beds below a creek confluence.
The water level was Continue reading
Is that pipe supposed to be wallowing in water? Is that end supposed to be in the water? What about the obvious erosion? Remember Sabal Trail is only burying its 36-inch pipe 36-inches deep most places. Erosion could expose it and make it even more likely to corrode.
Usually you have to peer down into the woods to see if you can see any water in the creek. After the recent storms, you could see water beside the highway half a mile before you got to the creek bridge.