Archive for date: October 3rd, 2012

September 26 Riverkeeper Patrol

03 Oct
October 3, 2012

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 26th through the 28th on the Blackwater below Franklin.  The water was normal, clear and 67 degrees.  Air temps ranged from 57 to 83 degrees.  Skeeters were terrible on this trip, no problems with giant ones but there were millions of small ones.  Trash was heavy and I easily filled a large VDOT bag.  Not sure why there was so much this trip, but the majority of the trash began where the Franklin stormwater ditch comes to the river.  There was very little trash upriver from that point source. Read more →