Pictures: Troupville to US 84 –Jay Ricks 2019-06-05

Local resident Jay Ricks paddled the Withlacoochee River Wednesday, from Troupville Boat Ramp (which locals call the prison boat ramp, due to the state prison across the highway), to US 84.

[Rather low]
Rather low

This was the same day as the Paddle Georgia exploratory expedition.

Jay saw this odd sight at Troupville Boat Ramp:

[Apparently GA-EPD preparing to sample]
Apparently GA-EPD preparing to sample upstream

[Not bad here]
Not bad here

Sandbar

Jay found what he thinks is a spring.

[Noonish shadows]
Noonish shadows

Jay says it’s at this spot on the Withlacoochee River.

[Location]
Location

According to Google Earth, that’s below the spillway of a big borrow pit by Kinderlou.

[Google Earth below Kinderlou]
Google Earth below Kinderlou

Spring, or spillway runoff?

This is one leg of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT).

Here’s what that stretch looked like back in February, with much higher water.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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