Update 2022-04-28: Clean rivers again 2022-04-28.
Happy Earth Day, and good swimming, boating, and fishing this weekend!
All the test results we have are fine for this weekend. There have been no new sewage spills reported in Georgia or Florida. And no rain is predicted for a week.
All the WWALS test results for Wednesday and Thursday were well down in clean green levels.
The most recent results we have from Valdosta are for Monday. They got too high on Okapilco Creek after the Sunday rains (presumably the usual cattle manure). But Valdosta got OK results downstream on the Withlacoochee River for Monday.
Valdosta’s Friday results corroborate what we reported last time.
Thanks to Elizabeth for her three GA 122 sites: Folsom Bridge on the Little River, Hagan Bridge on the Withlacoochee River, and Lakeland Boat Ramp on the Alapaha River. Thanks to Jacob and Michael Bachrach for the three downstream sites on the Withlacoochee River: Knights Ferry, Nankin, and State Line Boat Ramps. And thanks to Gus Cleary for his result for Wednesday downstream from Allen Ramp.
I’ve marked all the WWALS “beaches” green on Swim Guide.
There are more pictures on the WWALS website.
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.
Or maybe you’d like to become a WWALS water quality tester; please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/DzWvJuXqTQi12N6v7
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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