Upper Ochlockonee River Report
(Old Bainbridge to Tower Rd.)

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Report By:  gwen    Date: 10/10/2009 
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Put-in: bridge at Old Bainbridge Rd. Take-out: Tower Rd. boat ramp

My Report:

Last Saturday morning, seven of us gathered at the put-in on Old Bainbridge Rd for the Ochlockonee River Cleanup/Clearout: The Ochlockonee River had several impassable log-jams downstream of the bridge at Old Bainbridge Rd. As of today, it has several less obstructions. Doug Alderson organized the event and provided one of two chain saws that made fast work of most obstructions. We found the river to be very clean and more beautiful than I have ever seen it. Although the water was turbid, it appeared clearer than usual and the fringe of green willows along the banks added a nice touch of late summer color. Water levels were running at approximately 13.03 ft and there is still one major pull-over that could not be cleared.
Here is the link to check out water levels:
Ochlockonee River: USGS 02329000 OCHLOCKONEE RIVER NR HAVANA, FLA.
For information from the DEP Greenways & Trails website, go to
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/regions/panhandleeast/panhandle_east.htm and click on “Ochlockonee River (Upper) Canoe Trail”.

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Location Data:

Distance (miles): 6
Fees/Costs $: 0.00

Special Interests and Comments:

Special InterestsClose to Tallahassee.

Post Date: 10/11/2009

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