Morrison Springs, Walton County

Morrison still doesn’t look great. It has been raining on and off this week. The water has gone down a bit, but it is still rather tannic and there is a lot of pollen, fallen leaves, and a bit of trash floating on the surface. I didn’t see any evidence of clearing near the vent at all today. Somebody commented that the viz is 7′.

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Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, Holmes County

The water is very high at PDL Springs SP. There is a chance it might be muddy tomorrow. Probably a good idea to call the park (850-836-4281) in the morning, since they close the swimming area if it gets muddy.

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Muddiness usually starts from this side of the spring when the adjacent stream overflows. Also there’s a big bass.

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If the stream continues to rise over that little rock wall (middle of pic, yes I know it’s hard to see but I got bitten by mosquitoes to get this pic for you!) the spring will get muddy.

Unsurprisingly, Morrison is Still Muddy 6/15/18

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Visibility is currently only suitable for turtles…
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Upper left portion of the middle of this pic shows a ~6′ wide spot of blue water where the vent is. The rest is chocolate milk muddy.

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Ponce de Leon Springs SP, Holmes County

PDL springs is clear, although the level is up with the rain. I know this isn’t helpful for SCUBA, but it’s still a pretty spring. It doesn’t seem to be too crowded right now. The water is 68F, as usual.