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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Spring Creek flowing again

Published January 6, 2007, Tallahassee Democrat
The Spring Creek springs group, classified as the largest springs in Florida, is back.

Spring Creek discharges an average of 1.2 billion gallons per day, about five times what flows from Wakulla Springs, according to the Water Resource Atlas of Florida. But some scientists say the Spring Creek flow varies too much to provide an accurate estimate.

Spring Creek consists of 14 springs in a shallow bay along the Gulf Coast. The flow periodically stops or the springs suck gulf water back into them, said Harley Means, a geologist with the Florida Geological Survey.

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