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.
Got some deadfalls in the Withlacoochee River at Troupville, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT),
found once again by intrepid WWALS explorer Aaron Sirmons.
Plus an oxbow being cut off by a new path of the river.
Here are some pictures and a
Troupville, the old county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia,
was mostly west of the Withlacoochee River over to the Little River
and down to its confluence, although as you can see in this map
Troupville Cemetery was to the east of the Withlacoochee River. Continue reading →
This morning I was on
The Morning Drive with Steve Nichols on 105.9 FM WVGA, Valdosta, Georgia,
which Steve says reaches 100,000 people.
We talked about
all the things we said we would: Troupville cleanup, water trails, paddle race, film festival,
songwriting contest, outings, and more.
the video extracted from WVGA’s facebook live.
Suwannee Riverkeeper on Steve Nichols Drive-time Radio 2018-04-24
Video by Black Crow Media for WVGA 105.9 FM, Valdosta, GA
I don’t know why the video is mirror-flipped, but below are a few stills right-way around.
If you want to see the whole morning’s video, it’s
on the show’s website.
This interview runs about -23:40 to -1:20.
Who knows the Ockolocoochee River?
No, not the Ochlockonee River; that’s a bit to the west.
You do know the Ockolocoochee River as the Little River,
of the Withlacoochee, of the Suwannee.
Here is news from 1889 that also includes the
boat that didn’t survive from Troupville to Ellaville,
which was apparently not a paddlewheel steamer.
Nobody likes sewer spills, but no, these are not the same as before Valdosta’s
recent wastewater system improvements:
nothing this time came from the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant,
and the amounts were small compared to previous years (10-62%)
and in far fewer locations.