Springs Fever: A Field & Recreation Guide to 500 Florida Springs.
2nd Edition by Joe Follman and Richard Buchanan

Little Awesome Siphon/Suck
Columbia County

Summary of Features
Scale—3rd or 4th magnitude in reverse, estimated
How Pristine?—completely pristine
Access—good/canoe only

From Ft. White, drive south on State Road 47 about five miles to thebridge over the Santa Fe River.  The spring is approximately 1 mileupriver from the boat ramp, on the northeast side.  The spring isabout 0.5 miles upstream of Myrtle’s Fissure.  Look and listen fora small siphon at the edge of the bank.

For maps, latitude/longitude data, driving directions, satellite imagery,and topographic representations as well as weather conditions at this spring,go to Greg Johnson's informative "Florida Springs Database" web site atthe following address:  http://www.ThisWaytothe.Net/springs/floridasprings.htm#Florida

Siphon Description
The siphon is a small opening along the bank of the Santa Fe, lessthan a foot in diameter.  Water siphons in the hole from the SantaFe River and down into the aquifer,looking and sounding like a drain inaction.  The surface of the siphon and edge of the Santa Fe Riverwere about 6 inches below the adjacent floodplain hardwood forest on dateof visit in 2002.

Another, much large siphon (Big Awesome), is a few yards upstream onthe same bank.


Nearby Springs
Ginnie Springs group, Sawdust Spring, COL1012972, COL1012971, GIL1012973,Myrtle's Fissure, GIL1012971, GIL1012972, 47 Boatramp Spring (or GIL1012974),Big Awesome Siphon/Suck

Other Nearby Natural Features
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
O’Leno State Park
San Felasco Hammock State Preserve
Devil’s Millhopper State Geologic Site
River Rise State Preserve
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park