We appear to be the poster child for Recreational redesignation of waterbodies by GA-EPD.
Prioritization of Nominated Waterbodies; blue marks prioritized waterbodies.
That’s a slide from today’s update meeting.
Not all our blue prioritized waterbodies were redesignated: not Banks Lake nor Grand Bay. But the Withlacoochee and Alapaha segments were redesignated. We may have gotten more river miles redesignated than anywhere else in Georgia.
Stretches redesignated Recreational on the GA-EPD map.
As you can see, GA-EPD stuck to considering swimming as most important for what they call primary recreation, which is what they require for Recreational redesignation. Thanks to all of you who sent in swimming pictures and locations. You can keep sending those in, especially for the Suwannee River. Thanks to those cities and counties and Chambers of Commerce that sent in letters of support. Continue reading