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Camp Seminole Spring
Camp Seminole Spring is a fourth-magnitude spring with a heart-shaped pool about 115 feet long by 90 feet wide that is enclosed by a concrete wall. Clear water issues from a 4-foot-wide sand boil on the west side of the pool at the end of the dock. No boil was visible on the pool’s surface. It is believed to be man-made. A working gristmill adjacent to the spring pool marks the outlet to the spring run, which flows toward the north about 0.2 mile to Orange Creek. A well is used to supplement the flow. The property, spring pool, and gristmill were originally developed as a honeymoon resort in the 1970s and later purchased by the Girl Scouts for use as a camp. The property also has several other smaller springs in Orange Creek, flowing from the hillside overlooking the creek’s floodplain.
Camp Seminole Spring outlet
Discharge from Camp Seminole Spring, measured by the U.S. Geological Survey in May 1999, was 0.79 cubic feet per second.
Camp Seminole Spring was sampled by St. Johns River Water Management District in 2002. The water quality data for selected variables are shown in the table below.
Summary statistics of water quality and discharge
at Camp Seminole Spring
|Camp Seminole Spring||Value||Period|
|Alkalinity, total, mg/L as CaCO3||129.0||2002|
|Calcium, total, mg/L as Ca||38.6||2002|
|Chloride, total, mg/L as Cl||5.3||2002|
|Fluoride, total, mg/L as F||0.16||2002|
|Magnesium, total, mg/L as Mg||7.4||2002|
|Nitrate + nitrite, total, mg/L as N||0.01||2002|
|Orthophosphate, total, mg/L as P||0.08||2002|
|Sodium, total, mg/L as Na||3.6||2002|
|Specific conductance, field, µmhos/cm at 25°C||264||2002|
|Total dissolved solids, mg/L||150||2002|
|Water temperature, °C||22.2||2002|
mg/L = milligrams per liter
cfs = cubic feet per second