Falmouth Springs near Live Oak was no longer flowing on April 30 and only a brown pool of water remained below the boardwalk and stairs. Photo by Bruce Ritchie
FALMOUTH -- The sign at Falmouth Springs near Live Oak describes it as a "jewel of the Suwannee" River and an example of Florida as it existed a century ago.
But the sometimes clear blue spring that flows about 100 yards before disappearing into a sinkhole wasn't flowing in May. Instead, the spring looked like a puddle of chocolate milk below an empty boardwalk and swimming platform.
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