What is this creek next to Skipper Bridge, Withlacoochee River? 2022-11-03

Update 2022-11-07: It’s Crawford Branch next to Skipper Bridge, Withlacoochee River 2022-11-03.

Just south (downstream) of Skipper Bridge, left (east) bank, Withlacoochee River: what is this creek gushing water during a drought?

[Pictures, Map]
Pictures, Map

Where is all that water coming from? It was really flowing Thursday, after no rain for weeks.

[Closer out of the woods Ziegler Creek? 13:36:32, 30.948845, -83.271743]
Closer out of the woods Ziegler Creek? 13:36:32, 30.9488450, -83.2717430

Is this the creek I’ve been calling Ziegler Creek, that comes down across Skipper Bridge Road between Reed Road and Ziegler’s Auto Body Shop? USGS has as it as reach code 03110203000495, with no name. Does anybody know its real name?

[Map: Ziegler 03110203000495 Creek, in WWALS WLRWT Map]
Map: Ziegler 03110203000495 Creek in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

Maybe I should go look at the culverts where it crosses Skipper Bridge Road, just south of Reed Road, to see if water is gushing through there.

[Ziegler Creek Skipper Bridge Road --Google streetview]
Ziegler Creek Skipper Bridge RoadGoogle streetview

Zooming in on google maps, it looks like the actual path of the creek goes northwest instead of southwest to reach the river.

[Map Ziegler Creek below Skipper Bridge Road, in WWALS WLRWT Map]
Map Ziegler Creek below Skipper Bridge Road in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

It certainly was flowing a gusher Thursday.

[Coming out of the woods Ziegler Creek? 13:36:29, 30.948845, -83.271743]
Coming out of the woods Ziegler Creek? 13:36:29, 30.9488450, -83.2717430

I noticed it from the middle of the bridge.

[Closer Ziegler Creek? 13:36:10, 30.948845, -83.271743]
Closer Ziegler Creek? 13:36:10, 30.9488450, -83.2717430

Even there it’s pretty obvious.

[Ziegler Creek? 13:36:07, 30.948845, -83.271743]
Ziegler Creek? 13:36:07, 30.9488450, -83.2717430

So what is this creek? And where is this water gushing from in a drought?

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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