Update 2023-01-20: Mostly Clean Rivers 2023-01-19.
All three rivers tested clean in WWALS results for Thursday. And no new sewage spills have been reported in the Suwannee River Basin in Florida or Georgia.
However, it also rained later Thursday, more than half an inch at almost every gauge we follow.
So, by the test results, happy fishing, swimming, and boating this weekend. If you like cold.
But remember that rain of more than half an inch often washes contamination into the rivers, such as happened from Beatty Branch, Cat Creek, and Sugar Creek last Friday.
Personally, I’d pick the Alapaha or the Suwannee River for this weekend. Although with the predicted freeze, I’m not paddling this weekend.
The most recent results we have from Valdosta are from Friday a week ago. Continue reading