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Pottsburg Creek Spring main view
photo by R. Spechler, USGS
Pottsburg Creek Spring
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 from Pottsburg Creek Spring, measured by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1993, was 1.29 cubic feet per second.
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|
|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|
|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|
mg/L = milligrams per liter
cfs = cubic feet per second