WWALS Watershed Coalition

WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) is Suwannee RIVERKEEPER® WWALS advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Upper and Lower Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.

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Pictures: US 84 to Mayday, Alapaha River, 2016-05-07 [Up]

Not what people expect on the flatwater south Georgia Alapaha River: waterfalls in the middle of the river:

[Movie: Waterfall (786K), 30.87078, -83.02267]
Movie: Waterfall (786K), 30.8707800, -83.0226700

Two weeks after the WWALS outing from US 84 to Mayday, some of us who didn't make that one paddled the same stretch. The earlier crew had smooth sailing. We had rapids and waterfalls, because the Alapaha River was feet lower on the Statenville USGS Gauge.

[Five feet lower Alapaha River]
Five feet lower Alapaha River

See also:

For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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Pictures

Statenville USGS Gauge

[Five feet lower Alapaha River]
Five feet lower Alapaha River

Naylor Boat Ramp

[Beach and US 84 Bridge, 08:53:38, 30.9252758, -83.0387192]
Beach and US 84 Bridge, 08:53:38, 30.9252758, -83.0387192

[Beach and farside cut bank, 08:53:43, 30.9254684, -83.0386505]
Beach and farside cut bank, 08:53:43, 30.9254684, -83.0386505

Tannic water

[Reflections in tea-colored water, 09:16:49, 30.9253826, -83.0385361]
Reflections in tea-colored water, 09:16:49, 30.9253826, -83.0385361

Preparing

[Phil Hubbard, Shirley Kokidko, 09:43:12, 30.9255085, -83.0384979]
Phil Hubbard, Shirley Kokidko, 09:43:12, 30.9255085, -83.0384979

[Here comes Gretchen Quarterman, 09:43:16, 30.9254951, -83.0384979]
Here comes Gretchen Quarterman, 09:43:16, 30.9254951, -83.0384979

Setting out

[Downstream towards the US 84 bridge, 09:46:24, 30.9254000, -83.0381164]
Downstream towards the US 84 bridge, 09:46:24, 30.9254000, -83.0381164

[Upstream to the beach, 09:46:28, 30.9253330, -83.0381164]
Upstream to the beach, 09:46:28, 30.9253330, -83.0381164

US 84 Bridge

[Under US 84, to CSX RR Bridge, 09:49:03, 30.9242973, -83.0374679]
Under US 84, to CSX RR Bridge, 09:49:03, 30.9242973, -83.0374679

[Upstream to US 84 bridge, 09:49:19, 30.9242878, -83.0374679]
Upstream to US 84 bridge, 09:49:19, 30.9242878, -83.0374679

Heading down

[Straightaway, 09:51:19, 30.9239, -83.0367]
Straightaway, 09:51:19, 30.9239000, -83.0367000

[Left bend, 10:03:44, 30.9214, -83.036]
Left bend, 10:03:44, 30.9214000, -83.0360000

Deadfall

[Somebody trying it, 10:08:28, 30.917895, -83.0364380]
Somebody trying it, 10:08:28, 30.9178950, -83.0364380

[Others on riverbank, 10:08:30, 30.9178944, -83.0364380]
Others on riverbank, 10:08:30, 30.9178944, -83.0364380

[Portaging, 10:08:31, 30.9178982, -83.0364456]
Portaging, 10:08:31, 30.9178982, -83.0364456

[Go to the side, 10:08:49, 30.9178696, -83.0364990]
Go to the side, 10:08:49, 30.9178696, -83.0364990

[Closer, 10:08:53, 30.9176369, -83.0366363]
Closer, 10:08:53, 30.9176369, -83.0366363

Overhanging

[Canopy, 10:13:07, 30.9154281, -83.0352]
Canopy, 10:13:07, 30.9154281, -83.0352000

Paddlers

[Lined up, 10:13:13, 30.9154281, -83.0351410]
Lined up, 10:13:13, 30.9154281, -83.0351410

Paddlers Pass

[Approaching, 10:16:48, 30.9148407, -83.0329895]
Approaching, 10:16:48, 30.9148407, -83.0329895

[Straight on, 10:16:51, 30.9148254, -83.0329895]
Straight on, 10:16:51, 30.9148254, -83.0329895

[Leaving, 10:16:55, 30.9147854, -83.0329437]
Leaving, 10:16:55, 30.9147854, -83.0329437

Eagles Nest

[Trailer, 10:19:36, 30.91481, -83.031]
Trailer, 10:19:36, 30.9148100, -83.0310000

[House, 10:20:22, 30.9149, -83.03077]
House, 10:20:22, 30.9149000, -83.0307700

[Both, 10:20:28, 30.9151421, -83.0307693]
Both, 10:20:28, 30.9151421, -83.0307693

[Upstream, 10:20:33, 30.9150791, -83.0306167]
Upstream, 10:20:33, 30.9150791, -83.0306167

River Trail

[House, 10:22:53, 30.91529, -83.02887]
House, 10:22:53, 30.9152900, -83.0288700

[Dock, 10:23:20, 30.9152851, -83.0286102]
Dock, 10:23:20, 30.9152851, -83.0286102

[Up to dock, 10:23:28, 30.9152698, -83.0285797]
Up to dock, 10:23:28, 30.9152698, -83.0285797

Flotilla

[Shirley Kokidko, 10:33:06, 30.9102, -83.02938]
Shirley Kokidko, 10:33:06, 30.9102000, -83.0293800

Disrepaired boat ramp

[KIMG4808 10:38:59, 30.90935, -83.0293]
KIMG4808 10:38:59, 30.9093500, -83.0293000

Ladder?

[Or dock piece? 10:42:11, 30.90796, -83.0274]
Or dock piece? 10:42:11, 30.9079600, -83.0274000

Swing

[Or bench, 10:46:54, 30.90577, -83.02654]
Or bench, 10:46:54, 30.9057700, -83.0265400

Overhang

[Nice shade, 10:53:48, 30.9028568, -83.0229263]
Nice shade, 10:53:48, 30.9028568, -83.0229263

Civilization

[Lawn, 11:01:01, 30.90295, -83.02052]
Lawn, 11:01:01, 30.9029500, -83.0205200

[Ramp, 11:03:06, 30.90097, -83.02047]
Ramp, 11:03:06, 30.9009700, -83.0204700

[Runoff, 11:04:06, 30.89994, -83.02093]
Runoff, 11:04:06, 30.8999400, -83.0209300

Lunch

[Sandbar, 11:37:43, 30.88913, -83.02319]
Sandbar, 11:37:43, 30.8891300, -83.0231900

Bank

[Brush, 11:51:29, Chiggers be here, 30.87893, -83.02241]
Brush, 11:51:29, Chiggers be here, 30.8789300, -83.0224100

[Something blue, 11:53:40, 30.87829, -83.02284]
Something blue, 11:53:40, 30.8782900, -83.0228400

[Flat top, 11:53:42, 30.8772678, -83.0227127]
Flat top, 11:53:42, 30.8772678, -83.0227127

[Vehicle, 11:54:32, 30.877267, -83.02271]
Vehicle, 11:54:32, 30.8772670, -83.0227100

Noon

[Willows, 12:02:27, 30.87356, -83.0229]
Willows, 12:02:27, 30.8735600, -83.0229000

[Boaters, 12:02:31, 30.8735637, -83.0229874]
Boaters, 12:02:31, 30.8735637, -83.0229874

Narrows

[Under, 12:06:46, 30.8728313, -83.0232544]
Under, 12:06:46, 30.8728313, -83.0232544

[Bend right, 12:06:54, 30.8727398, -83.0231857]
Bend right, 12:06:54, 30.8727398, -83.0231857

House and lawn

[Dead ahead, 12:08:37, 30.87269, -83.0215]
Dead ahead, 12:08:37, 30.8726900, -83.0215000

Riverbank

[Private access? 12:09:21, 30.87195, -83.02244]
Private access? 12:09:21, 30.8719500, -83.0224400

[Or just natural bank? 12:09:22, 30.87195, -83.0225]
Or just natural bank? 12:09:22, 30.8719500, -83.0225000

Paddler

[Light, 12:10:01, 30.87125, -83.02301]
Light, 12:10:01, 30.8712500, -83.0230100

[Shade, 12:10:03, 30.8712, -83.023]
Shade, 12:10:03, 30.8712000, -83.0230000

River Bend Rapids

[Three foot drop, 12:11:03, 30.8710346, -83.0227203]
Three foot drop, 12:11:03, 30.8710346, -83.0227203

[Movie: Running the rapids, 30.8710346, -83.0227203 (31M)]
Movie: Running the rapids, (31M) 30.8710346, -83.0227203

[Two ways to try, 12:12:19, 30.87091, -83.0227]
Two ways to try, 12:12:19, 30.8709100, -83.0227000

[Movie: Shirley dunked, 12:12:19 (8.4M), 30.87087, -83.02269]
Movie: Shirley dunked, 12:12:19 (8.4M), 30.8708700, -83.0226900

[Flow, 12:13:46, 30.8708, -83.02269]
Flow, 12:13:46, 30.8708000, -83.0226900

[Movie: Shirley is fine, 12:13:46 (998K), 30.87028, -83.02258]
Movie: Shirley is fine, 12:13:46 (998K), 30.8702800, -83.0225800

[Movie: Waterfall (786K), 30.87078, -83.02267]
Movie: Waterfall (786K), 30.8707800, -83.0226700

River Bend Road

[Next, 13:01:05, 30.8621788, -83.0255203]
Next, 13:01:05, 30.8621788, -83.0255203

[Movie: Overhanging branch dunk, 30.8621788, -83.0255203 (2.8M)]
Movie: Overhanging branch dunk, (2.8M) 30.8621788, -83.0255203

River Straight Rapids

[A bit more, 13:09:28]
A bit more, 13:09:28

[Behind, 13:09:45, 30.8602066, -83.0246277]
Behind, 13:09:45, 30.8602066, -83.0246277

Refreshing

[Wet? 13:13:12, 30.85753, -83.02418]
Wet? 13:13:12, 30.8575300, -83.0241800

[Gretchen Quarterman, 13:13:19, 30.8574257, -83.0242004]
Gretchen Quarterman, 13:13:19, 30.8574257, -83.0242004

[Movie: Everybody made it through, 30.8574257, -83.0242004 (11M)]
Movie: Everybody made it through, (11M) 30.8574257, -83.0242004

[On around, 13:15:55, 30.85621, -83.02452]
On around, 13:15:55, 30.8562100, -83.0245200

Slanted Deadfall

[Paddling under, 13:18:31, 30.8550682, -83.0247192]
Paddling under, 13:18:31, 30.8550682, -83.0247192

Roots

[Gnarly, 13:32:02, 30.84987, -83.01967]
Gnarly, 13:32:02, 30.8498700, -83.0196700

[Movie: Roots and paddlers, 13:32:02 (1.6M)]
Movie: Roots and paddlers, 13:32:02 (1.6M)

Easy paddling

[Green and blue, 13:38:02, 30.8482876, -83.0176620]
Green and blue, 13:38:02, 30.8482876, -83.0176620

[Almost touching, 13:39:09, 30.8486709, -83.0170212]
Almost touching, 13:39:09, 30.8486709, -83.0170212

[Come on behind, 13:39:14, 30.8486576, -83.0169372]
Come on behind, 13:39:14, 30.8486576, -83.0169372

[Coming 13:40:03, 30.8486577, -83.0169372]
Coming 13:40:03, 30.8486577, -83.0169372

[Movie: Paddling along, 13:40:03 (2.1M), 30.8486577, -83.016937]
Movie: Paddling along, 13:40:03 (2.1M), 30.8486577, -83.0169370

Shoals

[Swirly, 13:41:00, 30.8486577, -83.0169370]
Swirly, 13:41:00, 30.8486577, -83.0169370

[Movie: Around to the right, 13:41:00 (5.9M), 30.84874, -83.01553]
Movie: Around to the right, 13:41:00 (5.9M), 30.8487400, -83.0155300

Flatwater

[Sedate, 13:44:11, 30.8467197, -83.0150909]
Sedate, 13:44:11, 30.8467197, -83.0150909

More rapids

[Movie: She made it! (4.9M), 30.8467197, -83.0150909]
Movie: She made it! (4.9M), 30.8467197, -83.0150909

[Bubbles, 13:48:22, 30.8447876, -83.0142593]
Bubbles, 13:48:22, 30.8447876, -83.0142593

[Platform, 13:48:45, 30.84464, -83.0137]
Platform, 13:48:45, 30.8446400, -83.0137000

[Movie: Gretchen shoots the rapids, 13:48:45 (3.2M)]
Movie: Gretchen shoots the rapids, 13:48:45 (3.2M)

[Churning, 13:50:36, 30.84563, -83.0135]
Churning, 13:50:36, 30.8456300, -83.0135000

[Movie: Onwards, 13:50:36 (1.2M), 30.84565, -83.0134]
Movie: Onwards, 13:50:36 (1.2M), 30.8456500, -83.0134000

Cow Creek

[Detail, 13:54:03, 30.8474026, -83.0120544]
Detail, 13:54:03, 30.8474026, -83.0120544

[Pouring down, 13:54:06, 30.8474026, -83.0120544]
Pouring down, 13:54:06, 30.8474026, -83.0120544

[Movie: Heaving foam, 30.8474026, -83.0120544 (2.9M)]
Movie: Heaving foam, (2.9M) 30.8474026, -83.0120544

[Creek run, 13:55:00, 30.8476, -83.012]
Creek run, 13:55:00, 30.8476000, -83.0120000

[Froth, 13:55:08, 30.8476715, -83.0120010]
Froth, 13:55:08, 30.8476715, -83.0120010

[Concentric, 13:55:13, 30.8476715, -83.0120010]
Concentric, 13:55:13, 30.8476715, -83.0120010

[Movie: Pan to creek, 30.8476715, -83.0120010 (1.5M)]
Movie: Pan to creek, (1.5M) 30.8476715, -83.0120010

[Undercut, 13:59:21, 30.8460922, -83.0107651]
Undercut, 13:59:21, 30.8460922, -83.0107651

[Paddlers around the bned, 13:59:23, 30.8460922, -83.0107651]
Paddlers around the bned, 13:59:23, 30.8460922, -83.0107651

Shack

[Upstream, 14:02:19, 30.8430252, -83.0099029]
Upstream, 14:02:19, 30.8430252, -83.0099029

[Tiny shack, 14:03:11, 30.8430252, -83.0099029]
Tiny shack, 14:03:11, 30.8430252, -83.0099029

[Movie: Flow pan, 14:03:11 (3.4M)]
Movie: Flow pan, 14:03:11 (3.4M)

And more rapids

[Movie: Coming up, 14:18:09 (8.8M)]
Movie: Coming up, 14:18:09 (8.8M)

[Funnel, 14:19:35, 30.8308411, -83.0183334]
Funnel, 14:19:35, 30.8308411, -83.0183334

[Movie: They made it, 30.83084, -83.0183335 (6.0M)]
Movie: They made it, (6.0M) 30.8308400, -83.0183335

Bridges

[River and bridges, 14:20:47 30.8298265, -83.0189209]
River and bridges, 14:20:47 30.8298265, -83.0189209

[Zoomed bridges, 14:20:54, 30.8298263, -83.0189209]
Zoomed bridges, 14:20:54, 30.8298263, -83.0189209

Mayday Landing

[Movie: Birds chirping, 30.8298263, -83.0189209 (1.8M)]
Movie: Birds chirping, (1.8M) 30.8298263, -83.0189209

[Sand bank, 14:22:12, 30.82846, -83.01862]
Sand bank, 14:22:12, 30.8284600, -83.0186200

Fallers Award

[Shirley Kokidko, 14:38:40, 30.82791, -83.01762]
Shirley Kokidko, 14:38:40, 30.8279100, -83.0176200

[Movie: Acceptance speech, 14:38:40 (1.3M), 30.8279, -83.0176]
Movie: Acceptance speech, 14:38:40 (1.3M), 30.8279000, -83.0176000