Odd results, but mostly clean rivers 2021-08-19

Update 2021-08-26: Clean Rivers 2021-08-26.

The notorious GA 133 Withlacoochee River test site showed up higher than the one-time test limit for Thursday, and Wednesday so did Cleary Bluff down below Allen Ramp. Otherwise, the Withlacoochee, Little, and Alapaha Rivers all tested clean everywhere we tested Thursday.

I’d guess that GA 133 contamination, whatever it is, has probably been diluted by the greater amount of Little River water. An no, it almost certainly did not come from Valdosta, and also not from the dairy farms.

There’s been no significant rain in the past few days, so most likely nothing new has washed into the rivers. So, as far as we can tell, happy boating, swimming, and fishing.

[Chart, Rivers, Plates, Swim Guide]
Chart, Rivers, Plates, Swim Guide

We have no new results from Valdosta or Madison Health since we posted yesterday about Madison Health lifting their advisory.

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

I’ve set the WWALS “beaches” on Swim Guide to green, mostly, except for GA 133, Allen Ramp, and yellow for those with no new test results.

[Mixed Results on Swim Guide 2021-08-19]
Mixed Results on Swim Guide 2021-08-19

There are many more pictures on the WWALS website:

Thanks to the WWALS crew of testers: Jacob Bachrach, Michael Bachrach, Elizabeth Brunner, Gus Cleary, and Bobby McKenzie, plus Testing Committee Chair Suzy Hall.

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