Madison Blue Spring and Sabal Trail pipeline 2016-11-23

Sabal Trail only barely misses the Withlacoochee River in Florida, even though it no longer crosses over into Madison County. And it’s the same Floridan Aquifer on both sides of the river.

Springs and pipeline, 30.4828540, -83.2577470: The red line is Sabal Trail in Hamilton County. In the foreground in Madison County is Madison Blue Spring on the Withlacoochee River, and the P is Pot Spring farther downstream. The N is Nestle; you’d think they’d care about potential damage to the aquifer from which they suck water.

Springs and pipeline,

Withlacoochee River, pipeline, 30.4591650, -83.2224900: Close enough?

Withlacoochee River, pipeline,

Nestle, Madison Blue Spring, Sabal Trail, 30.4663143, -83.2519214

From Nestle’s bottling plant across Madison Blue Spring in Hamilton County and FL-6/CR 6 to Sabal Trail in Madison County.

Nestle, Madison Blue Spring, Sabal Trail,

Across Madison Blue Spring to Nestle, 30.4982822, -83.2514691

Across Madison Blue Spring to Nestle,

Madison Blue Spring, 30.4605556, -83.2305556

Madison Blue Spring,

John S. Quarterman, Beth Gammie, E.M. Beck, 30.7836111, -83.2716667 Thanks to Southwings for organizing the flight, to pilot E.M. Beck, and to Beth Gammie for photographing.

Here is more background on the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline boondoggle and some things you can do to stop it.

See also the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.


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