Summary of Statenville to Sasser Landing WWALS Outing –Bret Wagenhorst 2015-02-15

Saw: tupelo, cypress, maple, river birch, pine, live oak, titi, mayhaw, native blueberries, palmetto; only maple in bloom. Not much wildlife.

300x225 WWALS At Sasser Landing, in Sasser deanna, by Deanna Mericle, for, 15 February 2015 River: several small streams entered river through breaks in the bank, winding course, couple of bluffs and some exposed karst

Comments: a good level to run this section, saw 2 other canoes with a family of campers, and a fisherman in a john boat skinning a catfish, 2 rope swings, the side trip up the Alapahoochee River to the waterfall just up from the take out was worth the effort.

Pictures: see separate post by Bret Wagenhorst. And pictures by John S. Quarterman.

Ten of us met at 12 noon Sunday afternoon, February 15th 2015, continuing our exploration of the Alapaha River Water Trail, as announced.

The shuttle took 40-45 minutes, so we were on the water by 1:15.

At take out by 4:15 pm, so three hours on the river.

Put in location: boat ramp on Alapaha River in Statenville on Hwy 94

Take out location: boat ramp at Sassers Landing near Jennings, FL, also known as Alapahoochee Launch.

River level: 9.99 ft at Statenville; current estimated to be flowing around 3 mph. [At Jennings it was about 69.7 feet. Why so different? The Florida gauges apparently read from sea level. -jsq]

Weather: sunny, 50s, light breeze


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  3. Melody

    I live on the Alapaha near Sassers Landing. The gauges for Florida are measured from sea level, and have been ever since we moved out here in 1984. The one at Sassers Landing used to be measured by hand so updates weren’t regular, but now it is automated. I was told by someone at the SRWMD that the gauges are supposed to change to match the readings in GA sometime this year.

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