Morrison Springs, Walton County

Morrison is fairly clear. I was surprised since there has been some rain this week with a couple of storms yesterday afternoon. The viz is at least 12′ on the upstream side of the basin. It looks like there may be some dark water on the downstream side but I’m not sure, as I was up on the SCUBA dock and not in the water. There were a few oil blobs, but no big slicks, and some leaf litter in the water but otherwise nothing gross.

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Morrison Springs, Walton County

Morrison is murky, which is unsurprising considoring the 2.28+” of rainfall this week. The water is tannic, murky, and there are a lot of small pil slicks. It seems there are oil slicks every time I go to Morrison this year. Tenish years ago I never remember seeing oil in Morrison and I know motor boats were in the basin, so that probably isn’t it. A lot of fish are jumping down near the bouey and there are a lot of interesting birds.

Morrison Springs, Walton County

Morrison is clear! There is surprisingly little debris in the spring, despite the bad storm last week. I saw two otters, feeding around the cypress roots, and there was a strange bird calling. So far there is one class of SCUBAs down there today. Enjoy the spring!

Morrison Springs, Walton County

Morrison is still very clear, despite the rain. The water level is up a bit. There is a bit of oil and gross stuff on the surface in the shallows but the spring basin has good visibility. There is a large (3′) dead stinky carp floating by the swimming dock. The turtles are having a buffet.

PSA: If you throw a dead/dying fish back don’t do it in the swimming area!

Additional PSA: Since last Saturday somebody moved that submerged picnic table into 6-7′ of water which makes me think they were firmly in the jerk category and not the diver-donning-gear category. Cut it out!

Other than that the spring should be really nice for folks to enjoy on the 4th of July holiday!