Update 2020-04-13: Bad water quality at Knights Ferry Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River 2020-04-11.
Good news: the Withlacoochee River has been very clean recently.
But watch out: Wednesday’s rain may have washed contamination into the river.
There was about half an inch of rain upstream Wednesday, plus a tornado just across in the Alapaha River watershed in Lanier County, Georgia.
Still, early this week was better than last week, after the previous week.
But don’t be surprised if E. coli yet again washes down Crooked Creek, Okapilco Creek, and other creeks into the Withlacoochee River.
WWALS will be doing some testing this weekend. You can help.
Meanwhile, thanks to Valdosta and Madison Health for continuing testing even with skeleton crews during this stay-home period of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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