Five clean rivers and a clean creek 2024-01-25.
More about the Valdosta Knob Hill or Williamsburg Drive sewage spill 2024-01-10.
Plus clean Alapaha River, for four clean rivers.
We got good results for Wednesday for three rivers: Withlacoochee, Ichetucknee, and Santa Fe.
Valdosta’s Wednesday upstream Withlacoochee River results concur.
After the light drizzle today, no rain is predicted for the weekend.
So if you like cold weather and high water, happy fishing, paddling, and maybe even swimming this weekend.
Due to high water levels, we have rescheduled this Sunday’s chainsaw cleanup to be a week later.
Try again: Langdale Park to Sugar Creek Chainsaw Cleanup, Withlacoochee River, 2024-01-27.
So the next WWALS paddle is the
Banks Lake Full Wolf Moon Paddle, 2024-01-25.
Chart, Four Clean Rivers, Map 2024-01-17
No sewage spills were reported in the Suwannee River Basin in Florida since the last week.
Ashburn, Georgia, had yet another sewage spill into Ashburn Branch from its MLK Lift Station.
It showed up in GA-EPD’s Sewage Spills Report for Thursday, January 18, 2024,
as happening that same day.
This spill 1,500 gallons for Spill Primary Cause “Other”.
Ashburn Branch joins the Little River upstream of the Coverdale Highway Bridge,
and far upstream of Reed Bingham State Park.
Valdosta’s 100,000 gallon sewage spill into Three Mile Branch to the Withlacoochee River
showed up in GA-EPD’s Sewage Spills Report for Wednesday, January 16, 2024.
It shows the spill location as “213 Knob Dr/1020 Williamsburg Dr.”
I talked to Valdosta Acting Utilities Director Jason Barnes about this spill Wednesday in Atlanta.
He says the sewage came up out of a manhole at 213 Knob Hill Drive,
which he considers the “backside of Williamsburg Drive.”
Also, it turns out it was not a collapsed sewer line.
Utilities found rocks and some sort of lid in the pipe.
They don’t know how that stuff got in there.
I’m beginning to wonder whether it was vandalism. Continue reading