Clean Rivers 2023-01-12

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.

[Chart, Rivers, Swim Guide 2023-01-12]
Chart, Rivers, Swim Guide 2023-01-12

The most recent results we have from Valdosta are from Friday a week ago.

[Clean Rivers, Charts 2023-01-12]
Clean Rivers, Charts 2023-01-12
For context and the entire WWALS composite spreadsheet of water quality results, rainfall, and sewage spills, see:
https://wwals.net/issues/testing

Thanks to Elizabeth Brunner for her usual three GA 122 Thursday test 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 usual sites: Troupville Boat Ramp on the Little River and Nankin and State Line Boat Ramps on the Withlacoochee River.

Thanks to Suzy Hall for herding the testing cats. Thanks to WWALS E.D. Gretchen Quarterman for training the testers and ordering and delivering testing supplies.

I’ve marked all the WWALS “beaches” for which we have recent results green on Swim Guide

Langdale Park Boat Ramp and GA 133 remain red because we have no new Valdosta results.

[Map: Clean Rivers But Rain, Swim Guide 2023-01-12]
Map: Clean Rivers But Rain, Swim Guide 2023-01-12

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.

Or maybe you’d like to become a WWALS water quality tester; please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/DzWvJuXqTQi12N6v7

There are more images below.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!
https://wwals.net/donations/

[Rain 2023-01-12]
Rain 2023-01-12

FBL

[Folsom Bridge Landing, Little River @ GA 122 2023-01-12]
Folsom Bridge Landing, Little River @ GA 122 2023-01-12

TBR

[Troupville Boat Ramp, Little River @ GA 133 2023-01-12]
Troupville Boat Ramp, Little River @ GA 133 2023-01-12

LBR

[Lakeland Boat Ramp, Alapaha River @ GA 122 2023-01-12]
Lakeland Boat Ramp, Alapaha River @ GA 122 2023-01-12

HBL

[Hagan Bridge Landing, Withlacoochee River @ GA 122 2023-01-12]
Hagan Bridge Landing, Withlacoochee River @ GA 122 2023-01-12

NBR

[Nankin Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River @ Clyattville-Nankin Road 2023-01-12]
Nankin Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River @ Clyattville-Nankin Road 2023-01-12

SLBR

[State Line Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River @ GA 133 2023-01-12]
State Line Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River @ GA 133 2023-01-12

-jsq

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