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.
Two Geology Professors visited The Land Between the Rivers
and wrote a letter about many projects they and their students can do there,
at the site of Troupville Boat Ramp.
This is more in-kind match for the GOSP grant pre-application.
This email is to inform you that the Southern Georgia Regional
Commission is formally kicking off its 2018 5-year update of the
SGRC Regional Plan. The initial kick-off public meeting will be held
during the regular SGRC Board meeting on:
Thursday, August 24, 2017
11 a.m. or soon thereafter
City of Pearson Sports Complex and Civic Center,
786 Austin Ave East, Pearson
Found by Chris Graham. I added the illustrations and the table. -jsq
THE FLORIDAN AQUIFER
by Sandra McCullough
Sandra McCullough lives in Valdosta, Georgia. She is a Speech
Communications major and has an interest in the Environment and
Humankind’s interaction with the Environment. Sandra plans to
continue her education and become a teacher of public speaking. The
topic to be discussed here is the Floridan Aquifer.
The Floridan aquifer system is very important to a large number of
people, despite general lack of knowledge of or about it. The
Floridan aquifer underlies all of Florida, south Georgia, and parts
of both Alabama and South Carolina.’ This particular aquifer system
is one of the major sources of ground-water in the United States.
For this reason and more, studies of its function have been done for
years. These studies as well as other findings will be discussed in
Valdosta City Council Tim Carroll spoke about the need for watershed-wide
planning to reduce flooding and provide water for agriculture with
distributed flood containment reservoirs.
materials he sent in advance
as well as to some additional data about water quality measurements
upstream and downstream of selected points.
And he sent an update the next day.
Valdosta City Council member Tim Carroll will speak tonight
at the monthly WWALS Watershed Coalition board meeting
at 7:30 PM at the IHOP in Adel (exit 39 from I-75, 1200 W 4th St, Adel, GA, 229-896-2662); the public is invited.
In advance he sent the appended letter from the City of Valdosta
to the Army Corps of Engineers requesting assistance related to
flooding and droughts.
March 11, 2013
Chief of Planning Division
US Army Corps of Engineers – Savannah District Office
100 W. Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Dear Mr. Bailey,
Over the last several years, the City of Valdosta and neighboring
communities have been severely impacted by the increase of flood
events that have occurred throughout our region and particularly the
drainage basin we are located in. The city recognizes the various
levels of responsibility throughout government agencies for flood
management and flood control and is interested in furthering the
discussions to understand the changes that are occurring and to
ensure the protection of our communities from future flood events.
In February 2009, the city began updating its 1996 Master Stormwater
Management Plan. In April, just two months later, our county along
with 46 counties in south Georgia, experienced historic flooding and
were declared disaster areas. The Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) reported