Mostly Clean Rivers 2023-01-19

Update 2023-01-27: Bad Water Quality, Creeks and Rivers 2023-01-26.

WWALS results for Thursday and (most of) the recent Valdosta results agree: clean rivers, and happy boating, fishing, and swimming this weekend.

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

No new sewage spills have been reported in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia or Florida.

There’s been no rain to speak of, so nothing much has washed from creeks into the rivers, apparently not even Cat Creek.

Valdosta did get too-high E. coli for GA 133 on the Withlacoochee River for Wednesday. So avoid near there.

Other than that, Valdosta’s results for the past week corroborate WWALS’ results reported last week.

[Chart: Clean Rivers, 2023-01-19]
Chart: Clean Rivers, 2023-01-19
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 new tester Cindy Vedas for her four Withlacoochee River sites: Franklinville, Skipper Bridge, Staten Road, and US 41.

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

GA 133 remains red because we have no new Valdosta results since their ones for Wednesday.

[Map: Clean Rivers, Swim Guide 2023-01-19]
Map: Clean Rivers, Swim Guide 2023-01-19

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/

LBR

[Lakeland Boat Ramp, Alapaha River @ GA 122 2023-01-19]
Lakeland Boat Ramp, Alapaha River @ GA 122 2023-01-19

FBL

[Folsom Bridge Landing, Little River @ GA 122 2023-01-19]
Folsom Bridge Landing, Little River @ GA 122 2023-01-19

TBR

[Troupville Boat Ramp, Little River @ GA 133 2023-01-19]
Troupville Boat Ramp, Little River @ GA 133 2023-01-19

HBL

[Hagan Bridge Landing, Withlacoochee River @ GA 122 2023-01-19]
Hagan Bridge Landing, Withlacoochee River @ GA 122 2023-01-19

franklinville

[Franklinville, Withlacoochee River 2023-01-19]
Franklinville, Withlacoochee River 2023-01-19

skipperbridge

[Skipper Bridge Bridge, Withlacoochee River @ Skipper Bridge Road 2023-01-19]
Skipper Bridge Bridge, Withlacoochee River @ Skipper Bridge Road 2023-01-19

US41

[US 41, Withlacoochee River 2023-01-19]
US 41, Withlacoochee River 2023-01-19

staten

[Staten Road, Withlacoochee River @ Staten Road 2023-01-19]
Staten Road, Withlacoochee River @ Staten Road 2023-01-19

NBR

[Nankin Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River @ Clyattville-Nankin Road 2023-01-19]
Nankin Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River @ Clyattville-Nankin Road 2023-01-19

SLBR

[State Line Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River @ GA 133 2023-01-19]
State Line Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River @ GA 133 2023-01-19

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