Update 2020-06-09: Filthy Withlacoochee River Monday after Sunday rain 2020-06-08
Conn and Trudy Cole also tested for WWALS Sunday, except at Crooked Creek,
which was almost dry under the Devane Road bridge,
so it can’t be sending any contamination downstream.
At US 84 they got 66 cfu/100 mL E. coli for Okapilco Creek
and 33 for the Withlacoochee River.
WWALS continues testing, and you can help.
Dry Crooked Creek @ Devane Road
On the Little River at GA 76 (Cook County Boat Ramp) they got 33,
similar to the 0 (zero) I got there that same day.
Photo: John S. Quarterman, Rock Bridge on the Little River @ GA 76, 2020-05-31.
Plus we have Valdosta data for Monday and last Wednesday and Friday,
all showing pretty clean at US 84 on the Withlacoochee River and upstream.
So it was a good weekend for boating, swimming, and fishing on the Withlacoochee and Little Rivers.
For context, including the entire WWALS composite water quality table of results from both Georgia and Florida, see wwals.net/issues/testing/.
Valdosta results upstream Friday, May 29, 2020, at GA 133 and US 41 on the Withlacoochee River were oddly higher than downstream, with 265 E. coli.
That’s higher than the 126 long-term average limit, but still well below the
410 single-test limit.
For Wednesday at Knights Ferry, Valdosta got a weirdly very high Fecal coliform result, 1,400,
but a pretty normal 140 E. coli.
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