Update 2020-09-05: OK this weekend and last, Withlacoochee River 2020-09-03.
Fast changes in water quality in the Withlacoochee River, Okapilco Creek, especially at GA 133 and Knights Ferry, as well as Twomile Branch and Sugar Creek: we could use still more testers to handle all this. The good news is that Valdosta’s results for last week (unlike week before last) are good for the Withlacoochee River.
Valdosta’s results for week before last are a good (bad?) example of how fast Withlacoochee River water quality can change. On Thursday, August 27, 2020, WWALS got excellent results at all three of Knights Ferry, Nankin, and State Line Boat Ramps. Later we learned Madison Health also got excellent results at GA 31 (State Line), CR 150 (Sullivan Launch), and FL 6 (Madison Blue Spring).
Good last week, bad previous week
Yet the next day, Valdosta got horrible results at K.F., Nankin, and State Line on Friday, August
28 21, 2020.
This is why all our water quality posts are merely advisory.
Good one day doesn’t necessarily mean good the next day. Continue reading