Update 2019-12-13: WWALS water quality data on the Withlacoochee River down to the state line.
The record Valdosta sewage spill had not reached Florida yet as of today,
according to timely notification of water quality sampling results by the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD).
WWALS has some reason to believe the spill had reached Knights Ferry by Saturday.
More on that below.
And further WWALS bacterial results from yesterday should be available tomorrow morning.
You can donate to the WWALS water quality testing program
to help defray the costs of this emergency and our regular testing.
Meanwhile, where are Valdosta’s results?
They’re supposed to be testing daily after a major spill.
Why aren’t they publishing their results?
I will file an open records request tomorrow, but why should that be necessary?
Received 5:01 PM today, December 12, 2019:
Hello Mr. Quarterman,
I don’t know if Julie was able to get back to you. I know that she
has been in meetings the past several days. Here is the update on
sampling efforts that I have as of now:
Valdosta to Branford, in
WWALS map of all public landings in the Suwannee River Basin.
Dec 9: FL agencies were notified of the spill around 5:30pm.
Dec 10: FDEP sampled Withlacoochee at Continue reading