Update 2020-02-20: Bad: Knights Ferry, Withlacoochee River, to Dowling Park, Suwannee River 2020-02-19.
These Nankin plates are not what anyone wants to see:
Photo: Suzy Hall, of WWALS E. coli test results for Knights Ferry, Nankin, State Line 2020-02-17.
Suzy Hall filed Nankin Boat Ramp for Monday, February 17, 2020, as TNTC: Too Many To Count.
Yes, that is a technical term, and you can see why: how many blue colonies with bubbles would you count?
Knights Ferry Boat Ramp wasn’t much better, at 8,933 cfu/100 mL.
The Georgia Adopt-A-Stream high alert level is 1,000; see What do these numbers mean?.
We have seen worse, namely the 39,000 Valdosta result at GA 133 on December 10, 2019.
You can help find out what’s in our waterways.
And, finally, indirectly, there is some help from Valdosta.
The entire WWALS composite spreadsheet of test results from three Florida agencies, WWALS, Lowndes County, and Valdosta, is
on the WWALS website.
I finally got a test result for that feeder creek that crosses US 84 east of Okapilco Creek and
then joins with it downstream.
At 66 cfu/100 mL, it’s very unlikely the dairy farm upstream can have caused these downstream numbers on the Withlacoochee River.
The Monday Valdosta results at US 84, GA 133, and US 41 are a bit messy, but nothing comparable to Knights Ferry or Nankin.
Note my US 41 result is very similar to Valdosta’s.
And my Hagan Bridge zero (0) is the level of E. coli we want to see: none.
These Monday WWALS results at Nankin and Knights Ferry are far worse than Continue reading