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Moccasin Springs main view
Moccasin Springs is a fourth-magnitude spring that flows from several sand boils into a large pool about 40 feet long and 30 feet wide. The spring run flows toward the east to Black Water Creek through dense forests of hardwoods, palms, and palmettos.
Moccasin Springs pool
Discharge at Moccasin Springs was measured by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1997 and 2001. The mean discharge is 0.29 cubic feet per second.
Moccasin Springs was sampled by USGS in 1997 and by Lake County in 2004 and 2005. Summary statistics of the water quality data for selected variables are shown in the table below.
Summary statistics of water quality and discharge at Moccasin Springs
|Alkalinity, total, mg/L as CaCO3||103.0||103.0||103.0||103.0||1||2004|
|Calcium, total, mg/L as Ca||79.5||79.5||79.5||79.5||1||2004|
|Chloride, total, mg/L as Cl||495.0||557.5||557.5||620.0||2||1997−2004|
|Magnesium, total, mg/L as Mg||63.4||63.4||63.4||63.4||1||2004|
|Nitrate + nitrite, total, mg/L as N||0.01||0.01||0.01||0.01||1||2004|
|Specific conductance, field, µmhos/cm at 25°C||2878||2878||2878||2878||1||2004|
|Specific conductance, lab, µmhos/cm at 25°C||2830||2830||2830||2830||1||1997|
|Sulfate, total, mg/L as SO4||367.5||373.8||373.8||380.0||2||1997−2004|
|Total dissolved solids, mg/L||1680||1961||1750||2452||3||1997−2005|
|Water temperature, °C||23.7||24.3||24.3||24.9||3||1997−2005|
mg/L = milligrams per liter
cfs = cubic feet per second