The Upper Suwannee River is new to the
WWALS Watershed Coalition, a WATERKEEPER® Affiliate,
applied in July to WATERKEEPER® Alliance to add that new
territory, which was approved 15 July 2015.
Three years ago when WWALS was forming, we decided not to include
the Upper Suwannee at that time, because we wanted time to solidify
WWALS as an organization in its smaller territory of the watersheds
of the Withlacoochee and Alapaha Rivers and all their tributaries.
Even then, we put the S in WWALS so it could be redefined to mean
Suwannee, so our acronym would expand to Withlacoochee,
Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds.
WWALS now asks Waterkeeper to add Upper Suwannee HUC 03110201 to
HUC is United States Geological Survey (USGS) jargon for
Hydrologic Unit Code.
Upper Suwannee HUC 03110201 is everything from the Withlacoochee Confluence
upstream that drains into the Suwannee River.
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