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Columbia Spring (Columbia Rise)

Columbia Spring
Columbia Spring./ T. Scott, Wikimedia Commons / public domain

WorldBlue  In short

At the northern bank of Santa Fe River to the north of High Springs is located a powerful, picturesque spring – Columbia Spring.

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GPS coordinates
29.8541 N 82.612 W
Location, address
North America, United States, Florida, Columbia County, near the northern bank of Santa Fe River west of South US Highway 441
Average discharge
3,819 l/s (1998 – May 2023, 1.)

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WorldYellow In detail

Columbia Spring is a powerful 1st magnitude spring that has formed an oval pool that is 23 by 46 m large and up to 7.6 m deep (2.).

Spring forms a short, approximately 183 m long and 9 m wide spring run which joins the Santa Fe River.

The water of Columbia Spring is a mix of clean groundwater and river water. Discharge of the spring is fluctuating – if there is more water in the river, also the spring is more powerful.

Spring and its run are located in a beautiful, natural area surrounded by swamp forest. This is a private property.


  1. Columbia Springs. Suwannee River Water Management District, Water Data Portal. Last accessed on 9th September 2023.
  2. First Magnitude Springs of Florida, Florida Geological Survey Open File Report No. 85. 2002. Last accessed on 22nd September 2023.

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