Update 2023-05-01: Alapaha Swallets Dye Trace Project 2016-10-01.
A congenial time was had by all on a balmy north Florida day at the Dead River Sink (or swallet) as the Florida Geological Survey incorporated it into the new Jennings Bluff Tract State Geological Site.
Jennings Bluff State Geological Site and Dead River Sink 2023-03-17
The Dead River Sink in the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) Jennings Bluff Tract is one of the most popular spots for WWALS outings on the Alapaha River Water Trail.
Here is a WWALS video playlist by Gretchen Quarterman, who also took the still pictures except where otherwise indicated:
State Geologist Harley Means and SRWMD E.D. Hugh Thomas with certificate
Crowd listening to Harley Means; Mia Hunter of Hamilton County far left –jsq
Dead River kiosk and Harley Means
Movie: LiDAR, sinks, and swallett –State Geologist Harley Means explains (133M)
Movie: Dye test, Dead River, 2016 –Harley Means and Edwin McCook of SRWMD (58M)
Movie: Dead River Sink (swallet) on the LiDAR map –Harley Means (12M)
Concrete steps down to the Dead River Sink
Hamilton County Commissioners, SRWMD, and FGS at the Dead River Sink
FGS, SRWMD, Hamilton County with designation sign –jsq
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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