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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Second manatee rescued from Magnolia River doing well after being evacuated to SeaWorld Orlando

Published January 07, 2015
She was the second rescued from the area of Baldwin County's Magnolia River known as the "cold hole," located where water from Magnolia Spring flows downhill from a narrow drainage and into the main river.

Magnolia Spring is the largest of many natural springs that feed Magnolia River year-round with cold water that makes the hole attractive to swimmers hoping to escape warm air and water temperatures of summer and also freshwater dwellers such as fish hoping to escape falling water temperatures of winter.

Surface water temperature Monday in the Magnolia River near the largest spring averaged about 65 degrees while a National Weather Service reading at the mouth of the Mobile River was a dozen degrees colder.

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