Update 2022-07-29: Good Water Quality, Withlacoochee, Little, Alapaha Rivers 2022-07-28.
Update 2022-07-26: Madison Health Alert, Withlacoochee River 2022-07-25.
Update 2022-07-23: High Springs 500-gallon sewage spill, mostly cleaned up 2022-07-07.
Avoid the Withlacoochee River this weekend for fishing, swimming, and boating.
Try the Little, Alapaha, or Alapahoochee Rivers, or the Suwannee River upstream from the Withlacoochee River Confluence.
WWALS tested a record 18 sites Thursday, thanks to Elizabeth Brunner, Michael and Jacob Bachrach, and Gus CLeary, with WWALS Testing Committee Chair Suzy Hall reviewing all the plates.
We didn’t find much upstream, except too high on Beatty Branch at Cat Creek Road.
I did take DNA samples on Cat Creek at Cat Creek Road and on the Withlacoochee River at US 41, so maybe we’ll see what’s getting into the waterways upstream. Continue reading