Dec 8, 2014

Florida's deepest river

The Floridan Aquifer is the source of the peninsula's famous springs.

Except in south Florida where it's buried a thousand feet down.


Florida's aquifers are like a multi-layered cake.
The Floridan Aquifer is the deepest and
under pressure in south Florida.
But poke a hole in it with a pipe and its water flows straight to the surface, sort of like an artesian spring. As prodigious a water source as that sounds, ever so tempting to tap, don’t forget that it’s packed with a dissolved solids too.

Or in other words, salty.


Florida’s freshwater is surrounded by saltwater on three sides and below.

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