Valdosta Creeks 2022-02-14

Update 2022-03-28: Map: Two Mile and Three Mile Branch, Valdosta 2022-02-14

I toured bridges on Two Mile Branch and found three in a row with shopping carts and trash. Three Mile Branch wasn’t as bad. Click ‘n’ Fixes incoming. Looking forward to the City of Valdosta cleaning up these messes, which otherwise end up in the Withlacoochee River.

For more about the Valdosta trash situation, see https://wwals.net/issues/trash/.

[Creeks, trash, shopping buggies]
Creeks, trash, shopping buggies

Two Mile Branch

The Berkley Drive bridge wasn’t too bad that day. The City of Valdosta owns Two Mile Branch all the way from the Joree Millpond dam up past Berkley Drive, so this would be an excellent place for a trash trap.

[Downstream, 16:02:35, 30.8635022, -83.3019715]
Downstream, 16:02:35, 30.8635022, -83.3019715

The Oak Street Bridge had some trash lodged at the sewer line. That’s actually in VLPRA’s McKey Park.

[Trash, Sewer line, Upstream Bridge, 16:10:06, 30.8631328, -83.2920123]
Trash, Sewer line, Upstream Bridge, 16:10:06, 30.8631328, -83.2920123

The Patterson Street bridge didn’t have much trash. Downstream is McKey Park, upstream is VSU.

[Upstream bridge, 16:16:27, 30.8644048, -83.2888351]
Upstream bridge, 16:16:27, 30.8644048, -83.2888351

Shopping buggies started at the Ashley Street bridge.

[Shopping buggies upstream, culvert, 16:26:09, 30.8672019, -83.2863015]
Shopping buggies upstream, culvert, 16:26:09, 30.8672019, -83.2863015

The University Drive Bridge had a mattress.

[Mattress, downstream, The Rowell Group of Valdosta LLC, 16:33:31, 30.8682977, -83.2847482]
Mattress, downstream, The Rowell Group of Valdosta LLC, 16:33:31, 30.8682977, -83.2847482

‘ The Seymour Street bridge had a shopping buggy and trash.

[Upstream Bridge with shopping buggy, 16:40:21, 30.8698463, -83.2799165]
Upstream Bridge with shopping buggy, 16:40:21, 30.8698463, -83.2799165

The Bemiss Road bridge didn’t have much trash. Upstream is VLPRA’s Taylor-Cowart Park.

[Upstream bridge and trash, 17:02:57, 30.8692230, -83.2784697]
Upstream bridge and trash, 17:02:57, 30.8692230, -83.2784697

Three Mile Branch

The Briggs Street bridge downstream from the Winn-Dixie parking lot had more trash than first appeared.

[Trash, downstream bridge, 17:25:06, 30.8759386, -83.2944129]
Trash, downstream bridge, 17:25:06, 30.8759386, -83.2944129

Oh, look, Zacadoo’s!

[Zacadoo's, 17:25:15, 30.8759390, -83.2944130]
Zacadoo’s, 17:25:15, 30.8759390, -83.2944130

The Castle Creek Place bridge was pretty clean.

[Upstream bridge closeup, 17:30:38, 30.8769910, -83.2959870]
Upstream bridge closeup, 17:30:38, 30.8769910, -83.2959870

The Country Club Drive bridge still had some trash upstream.

[Upstream, 17:40:10, 30.8769630, -83.3051060]
Upstream, 17:40:10, 30.8769630, -83.3051060

This would be a good idea.

[Dump No Waste! Drains to Waterways, 17:39:25, 30.8774110, -83.3052480]
Dump No Waste! Drains to Waterways, 17:39:25, 30.8774110, -83.3052480

There are more pictures on the WWALS website: https://wwals.net/pictures/2022-02-14–valdosta-creeks

All these bridges will appear soon on the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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