United States » Alapaha River Rise

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Portions of the following information were taken from Florida Geological Survey Bulletin 66.

The Alapha River Rise is approximately 19 miles southeast of Madison on the north side of the Suwannee River. From the bridge over the Withlacoochee River on SR 6, drive 8.7 miles east and turn south (right) on CR 751. Drive 3.5 miles to a park and boat launch on the north side of the Suwannee River. The spring is approximately 0.3 miles upriver to the east on the north side.

Description - The Alapaha River Rise is the re-emergence of a portion of the Alapaha River. The spring is composed of a single vent at the head of a circular depression. The spring pool measures 75 ft southeast to northwest and 108 ft north to south. Pool depth is 71 ft. Some algae are present on submerged limestone substrates. The water is dark and tannic. There is no visible boil; however, the run flows swiftly to the Suwannee River. The river rise flows south for approximately 900 ft until reaching the Suwannee River. At low water levels in the Suwannee River, the run from the river rise is shallow with exposed limestone, making it difficult to take a boat into the rise. This depression has deeply scalloped vertical limestone sidewalls that are estimated to rise 30 ft above water level. High ground around the spring is densely forested with pines and oaks.

Utilization - Land around the river rise is privately owned and in pristine condition.
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Latitude: 30.439366
Longitude: -83.08924
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System Depth Cave Cavern OW Last Report Distance (mi)
 Overview Information Available for Madison Blue Springs  Madison Blue Springs 130 True True False 4/2/2024 9.7
 Overview Information Available for Edwards Spring  Edward's Spring 145 True False False 10/27/2023 6.3
 Overview Information Available for Suwannee Springs  Suwannee Springs 140 True False False 1/8/2023 9.7
 Overview Information Available for Suwanacoochee Cave  Suwanacoochee Cave 125 True False False 4/22/2019 6.2
 Overview Information Available for Anderson Spring  Anderson Spring 80 True False False 7/2/2017 8.4
 Overview Information Available for Pot Spring  Pot Spring 70 True False False 6/18/2017 8.9
 Overview Information Available for Lineater Spring  Lineater Spring True False False 12/8/2016 4.1
 Overview Information Available for Cathedral Sink  Cathedral Sink 200 True False False 12/29/2014 6.3
 Overview Information Available for Falmouth Spring  Falmouth Spring 200 True False False 1/1/2014 6.1
 Overview Information Available for Morgan Spring  Morgan Spring 208 True False False 9/4/2011 7.2
 Overview Information Available for Adams Spring  Adams Spring True False False 8/4/2010 6.5
 Overview Information Available for Owls Eye Spring  Owl's Eye Spring 40 True False False 7.3
 Overview Information Available for Holton Creek Rise  Holton Creek Rise True False False 1.9
   Aquarius Sink 128 True False False 6.2
   Big Bamboo Sink 148 True False False 5.5
   Jade Hole 162 True False False 6
   Firecracker Cave 120 True False False 10.4
   Goul De Tannerie False False False 7.8
 Overview Information Available for Rossetter Spring  Rossetter Spring True False False 12
 Overview Information Available for Tanner Spring  Tanner Spring 130 True False False 7.8
 Overview Information Available for Lime Spring  Lime Spring True False False 5.8