Update 2022-10-28: Bad Beatty Branch and Cat Creek, good downstream Withlacoochee River 2022-10-27.
All the WWALS water quality results for this Thursday were pretty clean. We have nothing new on GA 133 since Valdosta’s Monday results there were bad. My guess is whatever that was has probably washed away by now, but we don’t know.
So I’d say probably OK for swimming, boating, and fishing this weekend.
Come on down to the State Line Boat Ramp for the
WWALS Boomerang paddle race, from Georgia into Florida and back!
No new sewage spills have been reported in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia or Florida.
The only bad spot is that Monday GA 133 result in the Valdosta data. That upstream incident that started last week. It may have been caused by upstream rain on Thursday, October 12, 2022. What it washed into the Withlacoochee River is a mystery that we are working on resolving.
Thanks to WWALS tester Elizabeth Brunner for her usual 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 Michael and Jacob Bachrach for their three downstream Withlacoochee River sites at Knights Ferry, Nankin, and State Line Boat Ramps.
Thanks to new WWALS tester Kimberly Tanner for her last week result at Naylor Beach.
Thanks to WWALS Testing Committee Chair Suzy Hall for herding the testing cats.
People who go to Knights Ferry and Nankin, could you please stop damaging our water trail signs?
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.
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-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®