Suwannee Springs flood debris 2021-01-12

Many people have wondered when SRWMD will finish cleaning the debris out of Suwannee Springs from the flood last July. Probably in a few weeks, not months.

Yesterday at the invitation of Edwin McCook of the Suwannee River Water Management District I went to see the problem. He and I and his consultant discussed the problem.

As you can see, getting that rammed-in driftwood out of all that dirt and sand would be quite a task to do by hand. Edwin decided to start with larger equipment. The catch is how to get it in there, and what can fit. He and the consultant are working up a plan.

There will still be need for volunteers to do manual cleanup, since the big equipment can’t get everything. Stay tuned, and we’ll let you know when that will happen. It will probably be several weeks yet.

[Down the steps]
Down the steps

Suwannee River

[Down to the river]
Down to the river

Steps

[Showing their age]
Showing their age

Window

[Metal ring for attaching shutters]
Metal ring for attaching shutters

Pool

[Sulfur green pool]
Sulfur green pool

Wall

[Detail]
Detail

Inside wall

[Sand slope up]
Sand slope up

Top view

[Over the river wall]
Over the river wall

River steps

[In pretty good shape]
In pretty good shape

Older bridge pylons

[Left pylon]
Left pylon

Beach

[Used to be a dam]
Used to be a dam

Beach steps

[Sandy]
Sandy

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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-jsq