Update 2021-11-21: Clean rivers still 2021-11-20.
Another clean week! Have fun fishing, swimming, and boating this weekend. Well, swimming if it warms up.
The most E. coli WWALS testers found was 200 cfu/100 mL for Thursday at Folsom Bridge Landing @ GA 122 on the Little River. That’s well below the 400 cfu/100 mL one-time sample limit. Thanks to Elizabeth Brunner for that location and for zeroes at Hagan Bridge Landing on the Withlacoochee River and Lakeland Boat Ramp on the Alapaha River, both also on GA 122.
Valerie Folsom also got zero for Wednesday at Willacoochee Landing @ GA 135 on the Alapaha River.
Gus Cleary got a very low 33 for Wednesday at Cleary Bluff, downstream from Allen Ramp on the Withlacoochee River.
Thanks to the WWALS testers and to WWALS Testing Committee Chair Suzy Hall for herding the cats.
Valdosta’s Monday upstream results were also clean.
We’re still running a skeleton crew due to lack of rain, but we’re going to test a bit more starting today.
WWALS Executive Director and testing trainer Gretchen Quarterman delivered a kit to a new tester yesterday, so we’ll also start seeing more tests in Florida.
Thanks to Joe Brownlee and Georgia Power for a generous grant for water quality testing equipment and materials.
You or your organization could also donate to the WWALS volunteer water quality testing program.
We have no new data from FDOH or FDEP since September 9.
Everything recently tested I’ve marked green on Swim Guide. Many locations appear yellow for no recent data and historically mixed.
There are more pictures on the WWALS website.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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