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Sandys Spring main view
Sandys Spring is a fifth-magnitude spring located in a private residential area on the south shore of Lake Harris. The spring pool is oval-shaped about 18 feet long and 7 feet wide, surrounded by a grassy area. The spring run is bordered by ferns and banana, palm, and cypress trees as it flows about 150 feet toward the north, under Lakeshore Drive, and then into Lake Harris.
Sandys Spring run
Discharge from Sandys Spring, measured by the St. Johns River Water Management District in 2005, was at 0.13 cubic feet per second.
Sandys Spring was sampled twice by Lake County in 2004. Summary statistics of the water quality data for selected variables are shown in the table below.
Summary statistics of water quality and discharge at Sandys Spring
|Alkalinity, total, mg/L as CaCO3||141.0||142.5||142.5||144.0||2||2004|
|Calcium, total, mg/L as Ca||44.2||44.6||44.6||45.0||2||2004|
|Chloride, total, mg/L as Cl||10.9||12.3||12.3||13.6||2||2004|
|Magnesium, total, mg/L as Mg||7.3||7.8||7.8||8.4||2||2004|
|Nitrate + nitrite, total, mg/L as N||0.05||0.05||0.05||0.05||1||2004|
|Potassium, total, mg/L as K||0.8||0.9||0.9||1.0||2||2004|
|Sodium, total, mg/L as Na||5.6||5.7||5.7||5.9||2||2004|
|Specific conductance, field, µmhos/cm at 25°C||323||325||325||327||2||2004|
|Sulfate, total, mg/L as SO4||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||1||2004|
|Total dissolved solids, mg/L||175||178||178||180||2||2004|
|Water temperature, °C||23.7||24.2||24.2||24.6||2||2004|
mg/L = milligrams per liter
cfs = cubic feet per second