WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
says it’s for a
Santa Fe River Springs Protection Forum,
but the venue at Otter Springs is on the Suwannee River downstream
of the Santa Fe River, and Potash Corp Field Trip Summary is about the
phosphate mine in Hamilton County well upstream on the Suwannee River,
using pictures from
the WWALS Southwings flight of 22 October 2016.
Many people and organizations are concerned about an attempt to start
another phosphate mine in Union and Bradford Counties,
which are upstream of the Santa Fe River.
the link for the agenda PDF,
and there’s an image below.
Someone said there’s an actual scientist in the room, so let’s hear from him.
So WWALS Science Committee member Geology Professor Can Denizman said a few
words about modeling karst limestone aquifers such as the Floridan Aquifer.
This was at the March 3, 2017 meeting of the new Environmental Advisory Work Group
of the Suwannee River Partnership.
Comparison of A) environmental nitrogen losses (Nenvloss) from three
crops (potato, sweet corn and silage corn) during four growing
seasons (2010 to2013) and B) relationship between seasonal total N
rates and environmental nitrogen losses at the study farm in the
Middle Suwannee River Basin, Florida. Silage corn was not studied
during 2013. Mean values of Nenvloss (represented by individual bars
and their standard errors for the three crops) followed by different
letters indicate significant difference at α = 0.05 level
This figure for
Florida water withdrawal permits in the Suwannee River springsheds
shows by far the largest blue dots for the biggest withdrawal permits
in Hamilton County at the location of the PCS Phosphate mine.
Following up on Cody Suggs’ pictures of pipeline dug up at Pilgrim’s Pride,
I found a flock of glow-shirts inspecting a fancy new pipeline sign.
Remember, where Sabal Trail goes through Pilgrim’s Pride property is right next to at least two large sinkholes and on top of the world-famous miles-long Falmouth Cathedral Cave System that feeds the Floridan Aquifer from which we all drink.
They were also across US 90 and the railroad, and then at the Suwannee River HDD site in Suwannee County, Florida.
Here are many pictures, a
video playlist, and a