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Spring Characteristics

Qualities of this spring
Spring NameSun Eden Spring
Alternate NameNot Available
General Location1 mile northwest of Yalaha
Section, Twsp, RangeSec. 16, T 20 S, R 25 E
Magnitude5
TypeSpring
Multiple VentsNo
Age of Water <50 years
Source AquiferFloridan Aquifer
Public or PrivatePrivate

Location

Sun Eden Spring is located about 1 mile northwest of Yalaha in a residential area, near the south shore of Lake Harris.

This spring is located on private property but can be viewed from Spring Drive.

Description

Sun Eden Spring is a 4th magnitude spring comprising several small sand boils in an oval-shaped spring pool which measures 66 feet wide and 75 feet long. Maximum depth is 3.0 feet. The spring pool has a sand bottom with sparse amounts of algae and a thin film of dark organic matter. Water clarity has been reported excellent but in July 2008 the water was colored green with algae and visibility was poor. Around the spring pool, the land gently rises to 1 foot above the water surface.

The spring is surrounded by a private residential area. The nearest house is 50 feet to the north and Lake Harris is just beyond another 550 feet. A grass lawn with one palm tree and a few small shrubs and sweet gums surround the spring pool.

The spring flows west through a culvert under Spring Drive. The run is impounded by a 2 feet high retaining wall for almost its entire length and filled with vegetation. The run is 400 feet long, 3 feet wide and 0.4 feet deep. From the run the water flows into a canal flowing 0.3 miles into Lake Harris. The bottom of the spring run is sand and is covered with some leaf debris.

Utilization

This spring is located on private property and is utilized by local homeowners as an amenity and a swimming hole as seen by a rope-swing tied to an overhanging tree in July 2008. The water flows into a canal and then into Lake Harris.

Contact Information

This spring is located on private property but can be viewed from Spring Drive.

Historic Information

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