Local cave diver Aaron Sirmons took these pictures and videos of the formerly famous Wade Springs of Brooks County, Georgia, between Blue Springs Road and the railroad, west of the Withlacoochee River. He has a letter of permission from the landowner.
Water runs under Blue Springs Road through this box culvert when it rains, then into Blue Spring. This picture was taken in late March. There is no water flowing into it now.
This old picture is from the book, Underground waters of the coastal plain of Georgia, By Lloyd William Stephenson, Jethro Otto Veatch, Richard Bryant Dole, Georgia. Geological Survey, 1890, between pages 152 and 153.
For where Wade Spring is, see previous post. Wade Spring is (or was) one of the three second-magnitude springs on the Withlacoochee River between Valdosta and the state line; the other two are McIntyre and Arnold Springs.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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