Florida Coastal Office
National Estuarine Research Reserves
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Coastal Management Program
Florida Oceans Council
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
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.
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.
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July 21, 2016
2012 State of Florida