Update 2020-08-21 Looking clean downstream, Withlacoochee River 2020-08-20
Valdosta’s Friday and Monday results upstream and down concur with WWALS’ Sunday upstream results: the Withlacoochee River looks good for boating, swimming, and fishing. All such indications are merely advisory, of course, because water quality can change rapidly. There was rain upstream on the Little River Tuesday, but very little in Brooks County, so chances are good conditions will continue until there’s heavier rain.
The high E. coli in Crooked Creek Sunday apparently really did get diluted in Okapilco Creek and the Withlacoochee River before it reached Knights Ferry Boat Ramp.
So all the WWALS “beaches” on the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers remain green on Swim Guide.
Maybe we should add some Alapaha River “beaches,” if we can get a bit more sampling on that river.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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