Good water levels for Mayor and Chairman’s Paddle 2023-02-22

Update 2023-03-01: Boats provided by State Line River Outfitters at Mayor and Chairman’s Paddle 2023-03-04.

Water levels are coming down good for a week from Saturday, for the Fourth Annual Mayor and Chairman’s Paddle.

[Quitman Gauge, many paddlers]
Quitman Gauge, many paddlers

Today the Quitman Gauge at US 84 is about eight feet above the level of the 2022 Mayor and Chairman’s Paddle. It looks like it will still be a couple feet above come this year’s paddle day. So easy paddling!

The Mayor and Chairman’s Paddle is a fundraiser for WWALS, so tickets are $30 per boat, online or at the event.

It’s free for elected officials. They can speak before we paddle, and you can paddle up to them and ask questions.

WWALS members who volunteer to help can also get in free. We need people signing in paddlers at the WWALS table before the start, people paddling dignitaries, somebody to be sweep, somebody to wait at the early takeout, etc.

Quitman Gauge, Withlacoochee River @ US 84
Quitman Gauge, Withlacoochee River @ US 84

Thanks again to Paul Deloach for access to that early takeout, and to The Langdale Company for access at the lunch stop and at the Spook Bridge takeout.

Thanks to Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter and Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson for participating.

Thanks to Phil Hubbard for leading this expedition.



For more details, see the original announcement.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can help with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable, water in the 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia by becoming a WWALS member today!