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Wanee Mushroom
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Post IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
I heard from a guy that I met at the Umphries show the other night that they have closed off the canoe outpost road. Word is the river is contaminated all the way to Georgia! Has anyone else heard this???

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:38 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
The Valdosta water treatment plant discharged approximately 11 million gallons of waste water into the Withlacoochee River (which flows into the Suwannee just west of Live Oak.

I would not be surprised if the park closed off the beach.


Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:49 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
Dits wrote:
The Valdosta water treatment plant discharged approximately 11 million gallons of waste water into the Withlacoochee River (which flows into the Suwannee just west of Live Oak.

I would not be surprised if the park closed off the beach.


The latest episode was 11 million but for the year it has been over 30 million gallons of waste water. Unacceptable...someone need fired.


Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:27 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
swannee park told me river is closed at the beach area because of high water levels and strong currents.


Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:28 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
Word was they had some deaths due to high water levels and currents...was curious if the "contaminated" water rumor was to deter would be swimmers...ie...I am would be swimmer. The rope swing was awesome last year! We stayed down by the river and I must say there was nothing like waking up to naked hippies :P

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:22 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
I was there last Monday afternoon
and beach area road was closed at canoe outpost.
There were 3 guys taking out at boat ramp from a canoe
trip. The river was about 1/4 way up boat ramp for those
you who have been before. The river is up quiet a bit higher
than past WANEES. It is pretty strong current. I can see someone
getting "carried" away. I love the river also and just maybe
by next week it will drop enough for them to open
beach up.
As far as the sewage dumping for Valdosta, that flows
into the Withlacoochee which merges into the Suwannee River
at Suwannee State Park downstream from Music Park.
So safe on that part IF we can just get to river now.


UPDATE:
I just left park yesterday around 12 today. Beach area still closed off. And got heavy rain last night. So, I doubt we are gonna have a beach area to hang out this year. Really sucks. Lot of beach area has got wash away because of previous rains and is still flowing at pretty good pace. The river is "open", just not the beach area. Canoes are renting still.
The rest of the park looked good and is ready. Pretty quiet and laid back yesterday, but we all know that will change very soon.
Thats's about all I know as of now. Peace


Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:33 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
Thanks for the update! We will have a blast regardless, hard to believe with the lack of rain we have had that the river would be high but then again this IS the area that was flooded last year. Happy Wanee everyone!

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Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:10 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
Areas upstream have had a lot of rain the last month or so.


Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:15 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
So much for showering now, no beach = no shower!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:43 am Profile
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Post Re: IS THE RIVER CLOSED???
MojoRising wrote:
So much for showering now, no beach = no shower!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Well if I'm going to be called a dirty stinking hippie I might as well be dirty and stinking.

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