Suwannee Springs, Florida

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Suwannee Springs, Florida
Unincorporated community
Suwannee Springs, Florida is located in Florida
Suwannee Springs, Florida
Suwannee Springs, Florida
Coordinates: 30°23′39″N 82°56′14″W / 30.39417°N 82.93722°W / 30.39417; -82.93722Coordinates: 30°23′39″N 82°56′14″W / 30.39417°N 82.93722°W / 30.39417; -82.93722
Country United States
State Florida
County Suwannee
Elevation 72 ft (22 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 386
GNIS feature ID 291917[1]

Suwannee Springs (also spelled Suwanee Springs) is an unincorporated community located on the Suwannee River in Suwannee County, Florida.[1]

At least six springs comprise Suwannee Springs, of which five spill directly into the south side of the Suwannee River. The main spring flows inside a man-made wall fifteen feet high and three feet thick of limestone rock, this wall was built in the late 1890s.[2]

Suwannee Springs is a second magnitude spring with an average flow of 23.4 cubic feet per second (cfs). The spring emerges from Oligocene age limestone and discharges hard, sulphur water. The water maintains a year round temperature of 70 to 76 degrees.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Suwannee Springs, Florida". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Suwannee River Water Management District". Srwmd.state.fl.us. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  3. ^ "An Archaeological Investigation of the Suwannee Springs Property." Prepared for Suwannee River Water Management Distrct by Myles Bland, RPA and Sidney Johnston, MA