Little Awesome Siphon/Suck
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 the bridge over the Santa Fe River. The spring is approximately 1 mile upriver from the boat ramp, on the northeast side. The spring is about 0.5 miles upstream of Myrtle's Fissure. Look and listen for a small siphon at the edge of the bank..
The siphon is a small opening along the bank of the Santa Fe, less than a foot in diameter. Water siphons in the hole from the Santa Fe River and down into the aquifer, looking and sounding like a drain in action. The surface of the siphon and edge of the Santa Fe River were about 6 inches below the adjacent floodplain hardwood forest on date of visit in 2002.
Another, much large siphon (Big Awesome), is a few yards upstream onthe same bank.
- Access is by boat only. Ownership of the adjacent land could not be determined.
- Ginnie Springs group
- Sawdust Spring
- Myrtle's Fissure
- 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/li>