Daily Archives: November 18, 2022

Clean rivers 2022-11-17

Update 2022-12-09: Almost clean rivers 2022-12-08.

All test results good, no rain, no sewage spill reports: happy fishing, swimming, and boating this weekend!

[Chart, Rivers, Swim Guide]
Chart, Rivers, Swim Guide

I hate to be right, but when I warned last Friday that the rain the day before would probably wash contamination into the creeks and rivers, Valdosta’s testing that Friday caught the contamination. US 41, GA 133, and even US 84 showed far too much E. coli, with Fecal coliform at US 41 and GA 133 ten times the E. coli. Knights Ferry also showed E. coli higher than the one-time test limit.

By the time WWALS tested Sunday, most of that had already washed downstream or gotten diluted. We did still see high results at Franklinville and Langdale Park on the Withlacoochee River, and at several creek locations. Continue reading

Pictures: Banks Lake Full Frost Moon paddle 2022-11-08

Lindsey Williams says, “Nice evening out on Banks Lake. It was just 4 of us but we have a great time.”

[Sunset, Boaters, Moonrise 2022-11-08]
Sunset, Boaters, Moonrise 2022-11-08

Thanks to Lindsey Williams for leading this one at the last minute, the Banks Lake Full Frost Moon Paddle, 2022-11-08. There was confusion about who was going to lead it, and being on a Tuesday and starting before most people were off from work, not many people showed up.

The next one is also mid-week and early, but maybe more people will come: Banks Lake Full Cold Moon Paddle, 2022-12-07.

Below are pictures of the November paddle from Lindsey’s facebook photoset.

For more WWALS outings and events, see: Continue reading

WWALS #GAGives 2022

Celebrating 10 years of advocacy in the Suwannee Basin. Help WWALS to continue working for clean water.

[WWALS #GAGives 2022]

Incorporated in June 8, 2012, WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) is ten years old. Since December 2016, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER® is a project and staff position at WWALS as the Member of Waterkeeper Alliance® for the 10,000 square miles of the Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia.

You can donate here, all month, not just Tuesday:

See https://wwals.net/ for some WWALS projects, including stopping sewage spills, water trails, water quality testing, stopping titanium and phosphate mines, Right to Clean Water, opposing fracking, natural gas pipelines, and LNG, promoting solar power, and examining corporate agriculture.

For some WWALS accomplishments, see:

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!