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The section of Alaqua Creek we paddled started in the Eglin Reservation at RR 205. The put-in is appropriate for 4-wheel drive. You can park beside the road and carry the boats down. Difficult place to get into the boats, cooperation is essential.

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 Date: 4/12/2014
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(Big Fork Creek) On Eglin AFB, Niceville, FL; recreational permit required.

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 Date: 7/21/2009
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(Alaqua Creek on RR 205) The section of Alaqua Creek we paddled started in the Eglin Reservation at RR 205. The put-in is appropriate for 4-wheel drive. You can park beside the road and carry the boats down. Difficult place to get into the boats, cooperation is essential.

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paddlesolo on 8/1/2009 3:20pm
At a meeting of the WFCKC I had a chance to talk to Barbara Albrecht, Aquatic Ecologist working for the Nature Conservance, and asked her about the condition of Alaqua Creek because club member Judy Russell said it was always muddy.

I found out that many of the creeks on Eglin have been historic bombing targets in the past which have caused damage to the lower watershed over the years. In addition, Eglin’s main mission is to use their land for range activities – and this requires vegetative control. Vegetative control removes the root mats and leaf matter which control sediment erosion, and ultimately allow sediments to wash down into creeks. Eglin has an active Best Management Practices program in place to address sedimentation in area creeks and is currently addressing all of the watersheds on their 480,000 acre landscape. Through the knowledge of ecologists like Donald Ray, Eglin has now altered their practices and moved their targets to upland habitats. As a result of their commitment to their river and stream diversity, Eglin now has three full time aquatic biologists on staff to address these type of issues and restore areas from past activities.


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