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.
All the Suwannee River Basin USGS gages in Georgia just got a new flood level reporting system (except they missed one).
They’ve added a level measurement from sea level,
probably not coincidentally about the same as the Florida gages
added a level measurement from dry riverbed,
so both Georgia and Florida gages now have both measurements.
This actually does not affect the WWALS level charts for the
Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail
nor for the
Alapaha River Water Trail,
because those continue to display water levels from dry riverbed.
To see this change at all, you have to drill down to the USGS detail pages,
for example on the Withlacoochee River
at Skipper Bridge Road in Georgia,
near Pinetta, Florida.
Starting on October 14, 2015, the National Weather Service in
Tallahassee and Jacksonville will make adjustments to the reporting
method for water level in the Suwannee River System. This includes
river gages in the following rivers or creeks: Continue reading →
Why does Duke Energy now want to dispose of industrial wastewater from its
Suwannee River power plant in Suwannee County?
Why did Duke apply for a water permit for the same plant the same day
that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asked for comments about Sabal Trail?
Why does Sabal Trail want the same type of permit?
Profile Name: Suwannee Air
Permit: Water – Industrial Wastewater Facility Permit
Project Name: DUKE ENERGY – SUWANNEE RIVER
Location Id: FL0000183
Location Name: Duke Energy Florida – Suwannee River Generating Plant
Application Number: FL0000183-007
For further information, please contact the Tallahassee Headquarters permitting office in Tallahassee at (850) 245-8589
Why is a wastewater permit labeled “Suwannee Air”? And more questions…. Continue reading →
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s top environmental agency
helped block a scathing federal report outlining environmental
concerns from being submitted as part of a challenge to a
controversial natural gas pipeline that would run across some of
Florida’s most “environmentally sensitive areas.”
The Sabal Trail pipeline, a joint venture of Spectra Energy, Duke
Energy and Florida Power & Light Co.’s parent company, would extend
515 miles from central Alabama to Osceola County. The project, which
covers more than 260 miles in Florida, faces a legal challenge to a
state permit in Florida from an environmental group named the WWALS
Thanks to all WWALS members on this Thanksgiving Day!
Thanks for coming on outings,
for helping build the water trails,
for following the Valdosta wastewater situation,
for tracking down recent corporate agricultural land purchases,
and for helping fight an unnecessary pipeline and promote clean energy!
Lots of outings are coming up, starting with a hike that needs no boats,
at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area between Valdosta and Lakeland.
Then a brief paddle on the Little River and a much longer one on the Alapaha River,
plus the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail logo contest Continue reading →
WWALS is a member of the Florida Springs Council (FSC), which is headquartered at Florida Springs Institute (FSI).
The Florida Springs Institute is hosting its end-of-year benefit at
Silver Springs this year on December 11 from 6-9 p.m.
and we would
like to extend an invitation to all FSC organizations and their
members to join us for this fun-filled event. Our keynote speaker
for the evening is the former SJRWMD and SWFWMD Executive Director
and current author of the blog, SWFWMD Matters
(http://swfwmdmatters.blogspot.com/), Emilio “Sonny”
Vergara. Tickets for the event are $75 and include admission to
Silver Springs State Park and the Silver River Museum, food and
drinks, and an opportunity to meet and hear from well-known springs
advocates. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle for a
Silver River boat tour for 20 people! All proceeds will benefit the
FSI, a nonprofit organization.