Update 2023-02-18: Clean rivers 2023-02-16.
Update 2023-02-13: Cherry Creek water quality sampling after Valdosta sewage spill 2023-02-12.
Thanks to new WWALS tester Cindy Vegas for four more Withlacoochee River site results for Thursday, all clean.
But it rained hard yesterday and continues today, so contamination has probably washed into the rivers: all of the Little, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Suwannee. Maybe not the Santa Fe, but we’ll see.
I wouldn’t swim, fish, or boat in these rivers this weekend.
Look at the rain for yesterday, Friday: 1.67 inches at the Skipper Bridge Gauge, in the same stretch of river she sampled Thursday. Cat Creek comes in between Franklinville and Skipper Bridge, so it is very likely that contamination washed into the river yesterday. Continue reading