Our upstream tester got rained out at GA 122 Thursday, but downstream at Knights Ferry on the Withlacoochee River WWALS got way too high E. coli. That contamination is now running downstream.
Where did it come from? Chances are the usual cattle manure runoff out of Brooks County, Georgia, down Okapilco Creek. Probably plus wild hogs.
This is unfortunately what we’ve come to expect after big rains. And every gauge we follow got more than an inch of rain Thursday.
So I do not recommend river fishing, swimming, or boating this weekend. Continue reading