THE FLORIDAN AQUIFER

Additional Resources

Data and General Information

The USGS Florida Water Science Center includes a data center with real-time and historical data, monitoring tools, and publications. 

The USGS Florida Water Science Center includes a data center with real-time and historical data, monitoring tools, and publications. 

The USGS NAWQA: Regional Assessments of Groundwater Quality in the Floridan, Biscayne, and Surficial Aquifer site includes data, general information, and publications about groundwater quality in Florida. 

Sign up for the SRWMD Aquifer Alert to receive important information about the Floridan Aquifer. 

Videos

Clear Water, Clean Water? Exploring the Floridan Aquifer

Video by Schoolyard Films: Join our dive team and explore the massive hidden underground rivers, caverns, and waterways of the Floridan Aquifer. Quadrillions of gallons of crystal clear fresh water “spring” to the surface all over Florida and the southeast United States-but although it is clear water, is it clean water? Is it safe to drink? What are the impacts of generations of agriculture and urbanization? We follow technical diver, Jill Heinerth, and a team of explorers and scientists to find out. For more videos from Schoolyard Films, visit www.schoolyardfilms.org

Water's Journey: The Hidden Rivers of Florida

Video by Karst Productions: Over 8 billion gallons of water a day burst forth from Florida’s springs…the most unique concentration of springs on the planet. At one time it was thought to be an endless supply, but now the demands of man are starting to exceed availability. Join a team on a daring journey into the Floridan Aquifer to find out what’s going wrong. They follow the connective path of water through the landscape. Their discoveries lead you on a thrilling adventure about the miraculous course that the water takes. For more information, visit www.karstproductions.com

Water's Journey: The River Returns

Video by St. Johns River Water Management District: This video follows the flow of stormwater from downtown Tallahassee, Florida to Wakulla Spring. It is intended to educate Floridians about how water reaches the Floridan aquifer and ultimately reappears as a spring. What may be surprising about this journey is how many urban settings this water must travel through before becoming our drinking water and also the source of our beloved springs that we use for recreation and tourism.

Following the Water to Wakulla Springs

Video by Eric Flagg: This video follows the flow of stormwater from downtown Tallahassee, Florida to Wakulla Spring. It is intended to educate Floridians about how water reaches the Floridan aquifer and ultimately reappears as a spring. What may be surprising about this journey is how many urban settings this water must travel through before becoming our drinking water and also the source of our beloved springs that we use for recreation and tourism.

Florida Springs Institute - Springs Academy Class 2: Hydrogeology

Video by Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute: This is a recording of the second class in the Springs Academy lecture series, ‘Hydrogeology: The Floridan Aquifer, Groundwater Recharge, and Spring Flows’. For the current Springs Academy schedule, visit www.floridaspringsinstitute.org