Okefenokee Swamp watershed boundaries 2015-08-01
Most of the south end of the Okefenokee Swamp drains west into the Suwannee River.
This is one reason Suwannee Riverkeeper is so interested in stopping
titanium strip mine proposed far too near the southeast corner of the Swamp
by Twin Pines Minerals LLC of Alabama.
Please send your comments to Georgia officials asking them to thoroughly review and then reject the five permit applications from the miners:
All Landings in the Suwannee River Basin
Highlighted on the left is the Little Swannee Creek Confluence with the Suwannee River, several miles downstream from Fargo.
That creek connects with Breakfast Branch, which comes down out of the Swamp
before crossing FL 2 (GA 94).
Orange waterways are in the Suwannee River Basin, and red ones are
in the St. Marys River Basin, according to USGS, but see below.
Next to the north is Cypress Creek, which has tributaries way out in the Swamp,
and flows pretty much straight west, reaching the Suwannee River a couple of miles
downstream of Fargo.
Upstream from Fargo, almost halfway to Griffis Fish Camp,
is a creek for which USGS has no name.
I’m calling it Strange Island Creek,
because it comes west out of the Swamp past
North Strange Island and Middle Strange Island.
It has branches coming south down from Jack Island.
Those islands show up Continue reading →