Expert Paddle on the Alapaha River Sunday, February,15th 12:00pm. facebook event
|Launch site:||Statenville boat ramp on HWY 94 just west of Statenville, GA, 30°42’15.3″N 83°01’57.9″W 30.704260, -83.032750.|
|Take out:||Alapahoochee boat ramp (Sasser Landing) HWY 150 a few miles east of Jennings, FL, 30°36’02.6″N 83°04’23.7″W 30.600710, -83.073260.|
Picture by Michael Rivera,
used with permission.
This event is FREE! All we ask is that you are a current member of WWALS Watershed Coalition. If not, its easy to join online today at http://www.wwals.net/donations/. You do not have to be a member to come on this outing. If you like the experience, we recommend that you join to support the efforts of WWALS.
This is approximately a 10 mile trip. The water is currently well within its banks and has levelled off from recent rains (12.34 feet at this posting). It is however, moving fairly quick. This is the reason for categorizing this as an expert paddle. There appears to be plenty of room to navigate around deadfalls and overhanging trees. With the water moving Quick only those who can effectively and confidently control their boat need attend. Remember your life vest.
Water levels are visible in the WWALS water levels page. The graphs on the right here should be current when you view it, and you can click on it for further information.
Water temperature at Statenville is currently 50F (10C), and you can always find the current temperature via USGS. Dress warmly and carry a change of clothes in case you get wet.
Please call Chris Mericle to RSVP (386) 855-5096 cell (386) 938-5943 hm
This outing continues our exploration of the Alapaha River Water Trail.
Backup plan if water rises: Rays Millpond, 875 Rays Mill Pond Road, Ray City, GA 31645. Rays Millpond is actually on Cat Creek, which is a tributary of the Withlacoochee River, not the Alapaha, but it’s still in WWALS’ watersheds.