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Spring Characteristics

Qualities of this spring
Spring NameHoliday Springs
Alternate NameSpring at Echo Glen at Yalaha
General Location6 miles southeast of Leesburg
Section, Twsp, RangeSE SW SW Sec. 16, T. 20 S. R. 25 E
Magnitude3
TypeSpring
Multiple VentsYes
Age of Water <50 years
Source AquiferFloridan Aquifer
Public or PrivatePrivate

Location

Holiday Spring is located on private land 6 miles southeast of Leesburg in Yalaha.

The spring is located on private property and permission must be obtained from the landowner prior to visiting the spring.

Description

Holiday Spring, formerly referred to as “Spring (no name) at Echo Glen at Yalaha,” is a small circular pool about 5 feet in diameter and 3 feet deep at the upstream end of a shallow, narrow, wooded ravine. The water in the pool emanates from a nearly horizontal tubular passage with a submerged opening 3 feet wide and 2 feet high. The passage slopes gently downward in blue-green clay to the southeast. Flow from the pool is northward down a gently meandering run 0.25 mile to Lake Harris. The run is 6–8 feet wide in most places. Spring sand boils are common at various locations in the sandy bottom of the run all the way to Lake Harris. Depth of the run varies from a few inches to a foot or two. A few hundred feet down the run from the head of the spring, flow can be diverted through a concrete swimming pool on the west side of the run (Rosenau et al. 1977).

Utilization

The owner uses the spring water to fill a private swimming pool (located a few hundred feet downstream), for domestic use, and to spray a fern nursery during periods when damage could result from frost. There are also several private wells that tap the aquifer from which the spring emanates.

Contact Information

The spring is located on private property and permission must be obtained from the landowner prior to visiting the spring.

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