(6.1) SPRINGS - The Springs of the Ocklawaha River, Florida: Eureka Dam to Silver River inflow

The Springs of the Ocklawaha River, Florida:
From Eureka Dam upstream to the Silver River inflow
(River Miles 33 to 51)
 
 
73-degree F. Crystalline "Jewels" of the Ocklawaha River Valley
 
"EUREKA POOL"
(a.k.a. "Blue Hole", "Blue Lagoon", or "Rally for the Rivers Spring")
And other springs of the Middle Ocklawaha River
Including its secondary "braided stream" channels:
Turkey Creek, Strouds Creek, Dead River, and Cedar Creek
 
Gores Landing at River Mile 42 is in the center of the
Middle Ocklawaha River (a.k.a. "Eureka Reach")
 
 
An Information, Opinion, Photos, & Sources Report
Compiled by Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca & Captain Erika Ritter
Created:  26 June 2013
Last Revised:  08 August 2015 
 
NOTE: Click-on individual photos to enlarge them!
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Captain Erika Ritter enjoying the "Eureka Pool"
(a.k.a. "Blue Hole", "Blue Lagoon", or "Rally for the Rivers" Spring)
of the Middle Ocklawaha River
 
Erika in "Eureka Pool"

 
2015-07-09 Middle Ocklawaha River: Eureka Pool artesian springs aquatic wildlife

July 9, 2015 Ocklawaha River: "Eureka Pool" artesian spring aquatic wildlife

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ocklawahaman perched above a spring run
   
 
Captain Erika Ritter perched above a small headspring
 
Ocklawahaman at an old homestead's sunken metal barrel used for drinking water collection
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Desperado Spring"
 
Ocklawahaman obtaining drinking water from "Desperado Spring" flowing pipe
 Ocklawahaman obtaining drinking water from "Desperado Spring" flowing pipe

 
For information about the Ocklawaha's springs DROWNED by
Rodman Dam (a.k.a. Kirkpatrick Dam) and Rodman Reservoir visit:
The Springs of the Ocklawaha River, Florida: 
From Rodman Dam Upstream to Eureka Dam (River Miles 12 to 33)
 
 
"Let us leave no bit of useful information uncollected, unstudied, or unused in our shared work for the restoration to free-flowing again of Florida's 56-mile Silver and Ocklawaha River system."
 
 
REFERENCE AS:  Nosca, P. 2015. "The springs of the Ocklawaha River, Florida: Eureka Dam to Silver River inflow" webpage report. "Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca reports" website. Paul Nosca, Eureka, FL.
https://sites.google.com/site/ocklawahamanpaulnoscareports/the-springs-of-the-ocklawaha-river-florida-eureka-dam-to-silver-river-inflow
 
 
 
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