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Underwater vent

Physical Features

Rainbow Springs is one of Florida's first magnitude springs and the fourth largest spring in Florida. It discharges an average of 400 million gallons a day and unlike most other major spring runs in Florida the spring discharge comes from several vents that are scattered over the first mile and a half of the run.

Natural Communities

The habitat of this river is dominated by submersed plant communities common to spring runs. Other disturbed habitats or areas dominated by the exotic species Hydrilla are also common.

Cardinal flower


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Last updated: July 21, 2016

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