How flat is Florida?
Its highest point is 345 ft high, on the panhandle.
South of Okeechobee in the Everglades 3 feet above swamp grade is about as high as it gets.
We call those pinelands and hammocks.
It’s filled with water of course
How it formed or when it did so I’ve often wondered,
Now I think I have a clue …
Or at least a hypothesis.
And completely dry.
(You can walk on a boardwalk to the bottom.)
Flowing in to it on all sides are tiny rivulets of water, twelve that I counted in all, that splitter and splatter from limerock to leaf to moss covered log eventually finding their way to the bottom of the hole where they then all flow to the same spot …
(There are also ephemeral stream channels that feed it with fresh runoff after rains.)
Geologically it’s categorized a sink hole,
And hydrologically better known as a swallet:
It doesn’t gush out water like a spring,
But just the opposite, swallows it whole instead.
Here I unwittingly find 12 all in one spot.
Had only Ponce De Leon had as much luck with the Fountain of Youth!