Bad Knights Ferry Thursday, Withlacoochee River 2020-12-17

Update 2020-12-23: Watch out: contamination washing downstream, Withlacoochee River 2020-12-21.

This is not the best weekend for boating, fishing, swimming on the Withlacoochee River, considering the very high E. coli results at Knights Ferry Boat Ramp for Thursday by WWALS testers Michael and Jacob Bachrach.

[Rain, Bad Knights Ferry, Swim Guide]
Rain, Bad Knights Ferry, Swim Guide

Apparently the rains Wednesday washed something into the river. Quite likely down Okapilco Creek from Brooks County, Georgia. Whatever it is, it’s likely to continue downstream.

For context and the entire WWALS composite spreadsheet of Georgia and Florida water quality results, rainfall, and spills, see:

You don’t even have to go through the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream training to see that the Knights Ferry plates look bad:


I’ve set Knights Ferry Boat Ramp to red, and all the other WWALS Withlacoochee River “beaches” to green, on Swim Guide.

[Map: Swim Guide red Knights Ferry Boat Ramp]
Map: Swim Guide red Knights Ferry Boat Ramp

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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