|Summary of Features|
The possible spring is about 100 feet from the river and forms an oval-shapeddepression in the back yard of a red house on squared concrete pilingsin a developed section of the Santa Fe River. On date of visit (January2001), a time of historic drought, the pool was not flowing. However, thereis a dry run of about 65 feet from the pool to the river, suggesting thesite does flow and might therefore be a spring. The run cuts through naturalbank along the river, which was about 8 feet above the river on date ofvisit. The run did not appear to be manmade and was not wide enough exceptfor canoes. There was only a small puddle in the pool. The possible springis in a cleared area behind a house along the river.
- The possible spring is on private property and the land is posted. In timesof normal water levels, the site is likely used for swimming—as a naturalpool—by the landowners.
This spring is not described in any literature the authors have found.In their comprehensive spring compilation, Springs of the Suwannee RiverBasin in Florida (1998), Hornsby & Ceryak identify and catalogueanother spring just 1-2 houses downriver from this site (COL917971, p.33), but did not include this site. JF and RB did locate COL917971, andit was a different spring. The authors will take another look at this sitein a time of normal river flow to see if it is flowing and therefore aspring.
- COL928971, Wilson Spring, GIL 99974, COL917971, Sunbeam Spring, Oasis Spring
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- O’Leno State Park
- River Rise State Preserve