Spills reported to GA-EPD Atlanta, 2018-11-13 through 2018-12-03

Thanks again to GA-EPD Atlanta for rapid response to a request for an update on spills reported to them. They note that some spills due to the recent rains, including Valdosta’s weekend multi-million-gallon spill, have not yet been reported to Atlanta.

This update does include a spill of raw sewage by the city of Quitman. I wonder, though, was it really 2 gallons? Or did they mean in units of thousands or millions? Also, Quitman is in the Suwannee River Basin, not the Ochlockonee River Basin.

Last two weeks, Spreadsheet
The past two weeks extracted from the GA-EPD update, sorted by begin date, and with the River Basin column shifted left for visibility.

Posting this data enables some debugging of the data such as for river basins. Also the report dated 2018-12-30 I’m guessing is a typo, rather than a time machine.

You can get the actual data from the usual place: https://wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills/.

And you can still sign up on the Resolution to ask GA-EPD to publish spills reported to Atlanta the same day they get them. After all, if WWALS can do it (and since Florida and Alabama are doing it), GA-EPD can do it.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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