Deepest Spring in Florida.

Deepest Spring in Florida.

Kingsley lake, near Starke, is the largest spring in Florida. It receives hardly any more water than runs out of it through Black creek, and the enormous quantity evaporated from its 2 1/2 miles of surface would supply several such streams as Silver Springs run, not to mention the water soaked in by its hanks. The lake has been found 92 ft. deep in places, but is probably deeper in others. It is situated on the backbone ridge of Florida, and, while its banks slope steeply to the water, its surface is higher than the land some miles away in any direction. The shores are high and dry, except the southwest, which is Hat and marshy. The bottom slopes gently everywhere except on the southeastern side, where the sand carried by the waves causes it to shoal up so rapidly that it will no doubt become a dry beach in a few years. Many kinds of hardwood trees grow on the shores of the lake, and springs of pure water are common.

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