Update 2023-09-30: Clean Alapaha River 2023-09-28.
The only place on the Withlacoochee River that tested bad for Thursday was the most stagnant location: Langdale Park Boat Ramp.
There was significant E. coli in the other locations, as well as in the
Alapaha Little River at Troupville Boat Ramp,
but none of the others were above the 410 cfu/100 mL one-time test limit.
There was rain Tuesday, but effects of that seem to have been mostly gone by Thursday.
So I’d avoid Langdale Park, which you can’t drive into anyway.
Other than that, happy boating, swimming, and fishing this weekend.
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The most recent Valdosta results we have are for Monday upstream (good) and the Friday four weeks ago, September 1st, downstream (not bad).
Thanks to Kimberly Tanner for testing the Alapaha River last week at Lakeland Boat Ramp and Naylor Park Beach: both showed zero E. coli. Can’t get better than that. Continue reading