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.
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.
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.
GA 133 remains red because we have no new Valdosta results since their ones for Wednesday.
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
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-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®