Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fanning Springs, Clear and Dark

The main draw for our vacation destinations in Florida are the first magnitude springs that we enjoy. We love to go swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, and wildlife viewing at these amazing places. Our next trip will feature visits to several springs that we either have never seen, or haven't been to for a long time.

Here are some photos of Fanning Springs which we saw two years ago on one of our vacations. Despite the differences, both photos are of the same place. One was taken with the spring clear. The second was a couple of days later when the spring went "dark". That is, the Suwanee River rose high enough so that its darker waters flooded out the spring.

The spring clear (but if you notice, the river is quite high just beyond the spring run).

This was two days later when floodwaters had raised the Suwanee so that it completely inundated Fanning Spring (and every other spring in the area).

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