Update 2020-04-24: OK quality mid-week, but much rain yesterday, Withlacoochee River 2020-04-22.
WWALS Testing Committee Chair Suzy Hall got 300 cfu/100 mL E. coli at Knights Ferry Boat Ramp Saturday, and 333 at Nankin Boat Ramp, both on the Withlacoochee River. That’s similar to Thursday at Knights Ferry, and better at Nankin; both not good, but not terrible. See also What do these numbers mean?
But watch out: it rained a quarter inch in Brooks County, Georgia, Sunday. WWALS continues testing and correlating results from various sources with rainfall.
You can help by donating for water quality collection supplies. Even those metal yellow Caution signs cost money. See below for those signs going up during the livestreamed virtual Earth Day cleanup at Knights Ferry Boat Ramp.
There were a bunch of boaters, all keeping their distance. They were already aware of the contamination, but did not plan to get in the river water.
Apparently most of the previous contamination had washed down the river, but how far? Continue reading