Update 2022-08-05: Rivers probably OK water quality 2022-08-04.
Madison Health has lifted its Health Advisory for the Withlacoochee River, after two days of good results.
Crossed in the email: that came in while I was finishing Good Water Quality, Withlacoochee, Little, Alapaha Rivers 2022-07-28.
The FDOH data is not yet in floridadep.gov/dear/watershed-monitoring-section/content/suwannee-river-basin-sampling-locations, but Lisa B. Hayes of Madison Health emailed them to us, and here they are in the WWALS composite spreadsheet, along with the Valdosta and WWALS results for Wednesday and Thursday.
Valdosta, WWALS, and Madison Health water quality results 2022-07-27, 2022-07-28
For context and the entire WWALS composite spreadsheet of water quality results, rainfall, and sewage spills, see:
July 29, 2022
WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER WATER MEETS
WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
Madison, FL —
On July 25, 2022, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) released a precautionary press release regarding elevated fecal bacteria levels south of Valdosta, Georgia in the Withlacoochee River which flows into the Florida Suwannee River. DOH, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Suwanee River Water Management District have been monitoring the situation closely by evaluating water test results collected by DEP along the Withlacoochee River in Florida. All samples were below Florida’s water quality standards or advisory levels for fecal indicators.
DOH will continue to observe and evaluate any future water quality results provided by the City of Valdosta.
Past and future Florida sample results can be viewed on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection site: floridadep.gov/dear/watershed-monitoring-section/content/suwannee-river-basin-sampling-locations.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®