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).

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Morrison Spring, Walton County

After a night of thunderstorms it is blustery and cool at the spring. However, the visibility is the best I’ve seen in awhile! The water is a nice turquoise color because it is possible to see all the way to the white sandy bottom in all the shallower parts of the spring! Without getting in the water I estimate 15-20’+ for visibility and the water is clear all the way down the run to the boat launch. However, due to all the rain, the river level may come up and back up into the spring at some point this weekend. Fingers crossed that it doesn’t!

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.