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Pottsburg Creek Spring main view

Pottsburg Creek Spring main view
photo by R. Spechler, USGS

Pottsburg Creek Spring

Duval County

Description

Pottsburg Creek Spring is a third-magnitude spring, most likely originating from the intermediate aquifer. The spring is situated in a marshy and heavily wooded area on the bank of a tributary to Pottsburg Creek. The spring vent discharges from under a tangle of tree roots on the bank. The discharging water is murky with a strong sulfur smell. The spring pool is about 4 feet in diameter and the run flows about 0.3 mile to Pottsburg Creek.

Discharge

Discharge from Pottsburg Creek Spring, measured by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1993, was 1.29 cubic feet per second.

Water quality

Pottsburg Creek Spring was sampled by USGS in 1994. The water quality data for selected variables are shown in the table below.

Summary statistics of water quality and discharge
at Pottsburg Creek Spring

Pottsburg Creek Spring Value Period
Discharge, cfs 1.29 1993
Calcium, dissolved, mg/L as Ca 54.0 1994
Chloride, total, mg/L as Cl 18.0 1994
Fluoride, dissolved, mg/L as F 0.10 1994
Magnesium, dissolved, mg/L as Mg 26.0 1994
pH, field 7.38 1994
Potassium, dissolved, mg/L as K 1.2 1994
Sodium, dissolved, mg/L as Na 12.0 1994
Specific conductance, field, µmhos/cm at 25°C 380 1994
Sulfate, total, mg/L as SO4 17.0 1994
Water temperature, °C 22.1 1994
Units: µmhos/cm = micromhos per centimeter
         mg/L = milligrams per liter
         cfs = cubic feet per second

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