Trash Trap, Sheri Run at Baytree Road near Twin Street, Valdosta, GA 2020-12-08

Turns out the City of Valdosta already has a trash trap on one creek. It’s next to Baytree Road, upstream from Lake Sheri, on what I’m calling Sheri Run. The creek ends up in the Withlacoochee River, just upstream from the I-75 bridge. But, because of the trash trap, most of the trash does not reach Lake Sheri or the river, because it gets caught after it comes down from Valdosta Mall and all the restaurants and stores on St. Augustine Road.

[Outfall of trash trap, 10:16:37, 30.8471573, -83.3288788]
Outfall of trash trap, 10:16:37, 30.8471573, -83.3288788

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Valdosta Stormwater Manager Angela Bray offers a tour. Who wants to come, and when will you be available?

Manhole north roadside

[At Baytree Road, 10:16:51, 30.847038, -83.328937]
At Baytree Road, 10:16:51, 30.8470380, -83.3289370

Manhole south roadside

[Downhill manhole, 10:17:14, 30.8470973, -83.3288794]
Downhill manhole, 10:17:14, 30.8470973, -83.3288794

Lake Sheri

[South Lake Sheri, from Buena Vista Circle, 10:23:04, 30.8521276, -83.3288091]
South Lake Sheri, from Buena Vista Circle, 10:23:04, 30.8521276, -83.3288091

[Map: Lake Sheri, Baytree Road, Valdosta, GA]
Map: Lake Sheri, Baytree Road, Valdosta, GA
in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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