Daily Archives: December 9, 2022

Almost clean rivers 2022-12-08

Update 2022-12-18:Pretty clean rivers 2022-12-16.

As clean as we’ve ever seen, except for that lingering too-high E. coli for GA 133 on Monday from Valdosta.

All the more recent WWALS tests on the Little, Withlacoochee, and Alapaha Rivers have been very clean.

No new sewage spills have been reported in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia or Florida. No rain is predicted for many days.

So happy boating this weekend, except at GA 133, and there’s not enough water there anyway, and you really shouldn’t be putting in there at any time.

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

So clean that for the first time ever we observed the Withlacoochee cleaner than the Alapaha. But the Alapaha River still tested very clean. Continue reading

Massive citizen opposition to development foothold in agricultural and forestry area @ GLPC 2022-12-08

Update 2023-01-29: Lowndes County nixes planned Dollar General –VDT 2023-01-26.

Update 2022-12-09: Packet: Dollar General may be tabled @ LCC 2022-12-12. Go ahead and ask them to deny it.

We don’t need more clearcutting, impervious surface, petroleum runoff, and trash, uphill from the Withlacoochee River, setting a precedent for further sprawl into a forestry and agricultural area, costing the county money, and everybody downstream as well.

This Lowndes County, Georgia, rezoning decision affects the entire county and everybody downstream all the way into Florida, for drinking water, flood prevention, wildlife, river water quality, and quality of life.

You can write to the Lowndes County Commission: http://lowndescounty.com/181/Board-of-Commissioners. And in the public hearing Tuesday evening at 5:30 PM, you can speak, no matter where you come from.

If you live or own land in Lowndes County, you can sign the petition.

Malia Thomas, Valdosta Daily Times, December 8, 2022, (links and illustrations added by jsq), Rezoning sparks neighborhood petition,

VALDOSTA — More than 120 Lowndes County residents have signed a petition to keep Dollar General away from their rural community.

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