WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
If you care about water and sewage and water quality in wells and rivers,
many county commission and city council decisions affect all of those.
Here are some examples this week from the Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
which represents the most populous county in the Suwannee River Basin,
upstream from Florida.
Mystery finally solved of where is the road over what creek
does Lowndes County Georgia want to replace a bridge?
6.b. Replacement of Beatty Creek Bridge on Williams Road,
yesterday morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session:
where is this for the $634,800 low bid from Southern Concrete Construction of Albany, GA?
There are two Williams Roads in Lowndes County and no Beaty Creek.
In the north end of the county Cat Creek has a tributary Beatty Mill Creek,
with a Williams Road running near it between
Upper New Bethel Road and Beatty Mill Creek Road.
But according to all the maps I can find, Williams Road does not cross
Beatty Mill Creek.
So what exactly is it that the county wants to pay the low bidder $634,800 for?
In the 8:30 AM Tuesday 25 April 2016 Work Session,
Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker asked, “Where exactly is this?” Continue reading →
Drilling down in Brooks County, under the Withlacoochee River,
the CSX Railroad,
and Old Quitman Highway, surfacing in Lowndes County, Sabal Trail has moved its proposed Withlacoochee HDD crossing upstream.
The actual river crossing appears to be at about