Update 2021-03-29: Still clean last week, filthy Friday before, Withlacoochee River 2021-03-26.
Update 2021-03-27: Clean Withlacoochee River 2021-03-25.
Better than expected! Madison Health not only found clean Withlacoochee River water at State Line, Sullivan Launch, and FL 6, they lifted the health advisory from back in February!
This is good news for the Mayor’s Paddle this Saturday, March 27th, from Troupville Boat Ramp to Spook Bridge. Very little rain is predicted before then, and river levels are also good. We will test again Thursday (tomorrow) just in case.
Apparently we were too cautious last week. If the rains last Thursday had any effect on the river, it all got diluted or washed downstream by Tuesday.
After the clean results from the Bachrachs and Madison Health Thursday, we also got for Friday the cleanest result from Gus Cleary downstream from Allen Ramp: zero E. coli. Also Friday, Valdosta’s upstream results for US 41, GA 133, and US 84 were pretty clean.
All the “beaches” are still green on Swim Guide: follow the link, zoom in, and see.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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