Submitted by CommHillAdmin on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:29
Springs

Florida has the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world. A spring is a natural opening in the ground where water flows directly from the aquifer to the earth’s surface. The magnitude of a spring is based on its discharge with first-magnitude springs having the highest discharge. There are two second-magnitude springs that contribute flow to the Hillsborough River — Crystal Springs and Sulphur Springs.