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.
Once the county finishes this project, they will hand over to the
Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority (VLPRA),
which has said it will probably build a kiosk there.
Lowndes County Public Works will make and plant road signs on US 84
at the Naylor Boat Ramp.
Then it will be good to go on the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).
You can still help to pay for the rest of the ARWT road signs.
The rainiest season in south Georgia and north Florida is the summer,
yet that’s when rivers are usually the lowest.
Here are seven years of data from the USGS Withlacoochee River Gauge at US 41 (North Valdosta Road) in Valdosta, Georgia.
Rain is pretty steady through the year (except when there’s no rain),
yet the river level varies wildly, highest in the winter, usually.
Unless there are hurricanes in the fall, as happened in
They don’t want to say “we don’t know,” but they don’t know.
At least they have a working hypothesis about the collapse of the 2017 peanut crop in much of Florida: it has to do with
variations in rainfall.
…For months, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences Extension agents led by Anthony Drew, Mace
Bauer and Dee Broughton had been sounding the alarm that an
unprecedented collapse of the peanut crop was occurring across large
areas of Florida’s production region. Symptoms of this collapse
included stunted plants, late-season yellowing and leaves with
distinctive marginal leaf necrosis. Where most severe, entire fields
wilted in the weeks prior to harvest. Abysmal yields, off by as much
as 45 percent, forced some to consider their future in farming if
solution could not be found.
Maybe this bridge was named for Earl Wetherington Foot,
since it has vehicular traffic.
Since I can’t find any mention of such a person,
maybe it was named for Earl Wetherington (1925-2013) and once upon a time was a foot bridge.
Anyway, it’s on Gornto Road in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia,
over Sugar Creek, slightly upstream from the Withlacoochee River.
If you like hearing about outings and advocacy
so you can participagte,
please contact the FCC today to oppose their vote
tomorrow that would greatly damage the open Internet
we all use to communicate and organize.
Please call or email the three Commissioners who favor this unfortunate Order:
Main #: 1-888-225-5322
Chairman Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Commmissioner Rielly: Mike.O’Rielly@fcc.gov
Commissioner Carr: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
You can also file comments, which are publicly visible,
and thus may help get others to call or write the FCC.
For the rest of FERC Accession Number 20171120-5026,
“Comment of Janet L Barrow under CP15-17, et. al.; A Citizen’s Supplemental Information Regarding Sabal Trail’s October, 2017 Monthly Report”
on the WWALS website, follow