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

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.

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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