Clean in last results, but watch out after recent rains, Withlacoochee River 2020-04-08

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.

[This Week]
This Week
For context and the entire WWALS composite spreadsheet of Georgia and Florida data, see

There was about half an inch of rain upstream Wednesday, plus a tornado just across in the Alapaha River watershed in Lanier County, Georgia.

[Rain coming]
Rain coming

Still, early this week was better than last week, after the previous week.

[Last Week]
Last Week

But don’t be surprised if E. coli yet again washes down Crooked Creek, Okapilco Creek, and other creeks into the Withlacoochee River.

[Quitman and Valdosta to Suwannee River]
Quitman and Valdosta to Suwannee River
In the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

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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