Pictures: Chainsaw Cleanup Withlacoochee 2022-06-05

A few hours work by Phil Hubbard and Bobby McKenzie cleared a bunch of small and one huge logjam on the Withlacoochee River, downstream from the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, in Lowndes County, Georgia, in another chainsaw cleanup.

We will be doing more of these chainsaw cleanups. Stay tuned here, or watch for them on https://wwals.net/outings/ You do not have to chainsaw; you can come clean up.

[Before, during, after]
Before, during, after

That’s downstream from Sugar Creek, which drains most of Valdosta, including its trash, some of which you can see in this logjam.

Valdosta has announced purchase of a trash boom to go in Sugar Creek, which will stop much of the trash before it gets to the river. Valdosta still needs at least two more trash booms, and even more it needs to do something to get upstream fast food outlets and parking lots to clean up their acts.

Then this stretch of the Withlacoochee River right next to Valdosta, the most populous city in the Suwannee River Basin, will be great for short paddles: four miles from Langdale Park Boat Ramp to Sugar Creek, and four more miles to Troupville Boat Ramp, all on the. Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

Plus some more WWALS chainsaw cleanups to make river passage possible in low water.

[Railroad tracks beside river, 10:41:38, 30.8638344, -83.3223667]
Railroad tracks beside river, 10:41:38, 30.8638344, -83.3223667

My chainsaw refused to start, but I used a sawzall to clear some stuff.

Big logjam

[Something going on downriver, 11:03:07, 30.8632791, -83.3230853]
Something going on downriver, 11:03:07, 30.8632791, -83.3230853

Chainsaws

[Bobby McKenzie chainsawing, 11:23:09, 30.8629801, -83.3233339]
Bobby McKenzie chainsawing, 11:23:09, 30.8629801, -83.3233339

Why gas chainsaws are a pain

[Movie: Typical chainsaw doesn't want to start, 11:24:22, 30.8630861, -83.3232384 (13M)]
Movie: Typical chainsaw doesn’t want to start, 11:24:22, (13M) 30.8630861, -83.3232384

Electricity works

[Movie: Electric chainsaw, 30.8630861, -83.3232384 (30M)]
Movie: Electric chainsaw, (30M) 30.8630861, -83.3232384

Results

[Big log loose, 11:59:55, 30.8631486, -83.3232881]
Big log loose, 11:59:55, 30.8631486, -83.3232881

BM

[Before Photo: Bobby McKenzie]
Before Photo: Bobby McKenzie

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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