Morrison Springs 6/23/22

Visibility at Morrison is about 20′ right now. I haven’t been in personally in a long time, but somebody told me it was “the clearest it’s been in awhile”, so I went over there around 8 this morning. A few people swimming & picnicking and a couple of divers getting ready. There is a lot of fine particulate suspended in the water column and some sort of dirt/debris slick on the downstream side of the spring boil. I didn’t bother swimming out into that. Overall pretty nice if you just want to cool off & aren’t expecting the water to be “gin clear”. I noticed the county has added porta potties in addition to the regular bathrooms. Parks employees were there tidying up and overall the grounds were neat & clean. Stay cool!

Morrison Spring, Walton County

Morrison is still clear! Enjoy it while it lasts, as rain is expected this weekend and the river is already a bit high. It’s so clear, in fact, that you can see the picnic table some jerks decided to sink near the training platform (see pics below).

Morrison Springs, Walton County

Reader MG reports: “Morrison is clear with at least 12′ of viz. I was down there around 9am on Friday. I saw a ~3′ gar and a school of mullet. There is a fair amount of pollen/dirt/debris/oil slick in the shallow areas and an algae bloom in the swamp. Dock SCUBA entry is probably the best bet. The county hasn’t yet replaced the safety buoy that Hurricane Michael ripped up, so be mindful of power boats in the spring basin if diving. There currently isn’t any sign from the health department about high bacterua levels.”

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Morrison Springs, Walton County

The visibility at Morrison is at least 12′ and the county health department has re-posted the high bacteria warning. There are a lot of leaves on the bottom and floating on the surface.