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Sandys Spring main view

Sandys Spring main view

Sandys Spring

Lake County

Description

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.

Discharge

Sandys Spring run

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.

Water quality

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

Sandys Spring Min Mean Median Max Count Period
Discharge, cfs 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 1 2005
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
Dissolved Oxygen 3.00 3.65 3.65 4.30 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
pH, field 7.80 7.80 7.80 7.80 2 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
Units: µmhos/cm = micromhos per centimeter
         mg/L = milligrams per liter
         cfs = cubic feet per second

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