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.
This is why we alway say “as near as we can tell” or “according to the latest data” or words to that effect.
last data we had last week said fecal coliform at GA 133 on the Little River
was below the state limit.
But the actual most recent data, from last Tuesday, just received today,
shows 610, which is three times the state limit
of 200 cfu per 100 mililiters.
Meanwhile, on the Withlacoochee River, the count went up at US 41 and down at GA 133, with both still well above the state limit.
But downstream of Valdosta and its Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP),
at US 84 and at Horn Bridge at the GA-FL line,
counts that were already within the limit Continue reading →
Good news from GA-EPD!
The forty spills reported to Atlanta since our last update
included none in the Suwannee River Basin.
So, according to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division,
no spills were reported since mid-September from Valdosta, Lowndes County, Quitman, Tifton, or anywhere else in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia,
not even during Hurricane Michael.
We had fun
cleaning up at Troupville Boat Ramp and the private land
down the Little River to its Confluence with the Withlacoochee River,
and then up the Withlacoochee a bit.
Boy Scouts did much of the work, in Ronnie Thomas’ troup: this cleanup was his idea.
Two of the landowners who let us into the land down to the Confluence were there; that property is for sale.
Scotti Jay and Bobby and the McKenzie clan were also there.
Brown Dog and Yellow Dog liked getting into another river.
We’re still on for 8:00 AM to noon this Saturday, tomorrow, October 13, 2018,
for the WWALS cleanup of the
Troupville Boat Ramp and adjacent riverfront down to the Little
River Confluence with the Withlacoochee River.
Bring: Cleanup materials will be provided, but if
you’ve got a trash picker, bring it along.
No boat required. You can bring a boat if you like, but unless it
rains before then, there will be very little water in the
Got some deadfalls in the Withlacoochee River at Troupville, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT),
found once again by intrepid WWALS explorer Aaron Sirmons.
Plus an oxbow being cut off by a new path of the river.
Here are some pictures and a
Troupville, the old county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia,
was mostly west of the Withlacoochee River over to the Little River
and down to its confluence, although as you can see in this map
Troupville Cemetery was to the east of the Withlacoochee River. Continue reading →
This morning I was on
The Morning Drive with Steve Nichols on 105.9 FM WVGA, Valdosta, Georgia,
which Steve says reaches 100,000 people.
We talked about
all the things we said we would: Troupville cleanup, water trails, paddle race, film festival,
songwriting contest, outings, and more.
the video extracted from WVGA’s facebook live.
Suwannee Riverkeeper on Steve Nichols Drive-time Radio 2018-04-24
Video by Black Crow Media for WVGA 105.9 FM, Valdosta, GA
I don’t know why the video is mirror-flipped, but below are a few stills right-way around.
If you want to see the whole morning’s video, it’s
on the show’s website.
This interview runs about -23:40 to -1:20.