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These videos provide an up-close experience with springs and highlight threats to springs and the aquifer.

Water's Journey: Hidden Rivers of Florida

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Water's Journey: Hidden Rivers of Florida, Part 1 of 3

In Part 1, viewers are introduced to a team of underwater cave explorers, led by Wes Skiles and including Jill Heinerth and Tom Morris. The dive team is tracked by radio expert Brian Pease using a custom designed transmitter and receiver. The goal: trace the underground system of caves and tunnels and the journey of water beneath society on its way to springs. Transcript

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Water's Journey: Hidden Rivers of Florida, Part 2 of 3

In Part 2, we learn how underwater caves are formed. As the dive team explores the caves, they find disturbing signs of neglect in the form of trash and human debris deep in the aquifer, the source of drinking water. The team discovers the source of the debris -- sinkholes used as dumping grounds. Transcript

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Water's Journey: Hidden Rivers of Florida, Part 3 of 3

In Part 3, the ground team uses the radio receiver to track the divers as they travel under golf courses, homes, industrial areas and even a restaurant. The divers struggle through some tight cracks and ultimately find their way to a larger passage, and eventually, an opening to the surface. Transcript

More Springs Educational Videos

Flash required to view: The Springs Heartland - The beauty and wonder of the springs environment is depicted in this short, five-minute presention. It presents a compelling case for stewardship of springs and the aquifer.

The Springs Heartland

The wonder of the springs in the Suwannee River basin is depicted in this short, five-minute presention. It presents a compelling case for stewardship of springs and the aquifer. Transcript

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Do You Know Where Your Drinking Water Comes From?

Where does drinking water come from? It comes from the Floridan aquifer, a layer of porous limestone found underground beneath our homes, schools, farms, roads and shopping centers. Learn how our lives impact the quality of our drinking water and water in springs. Transcript

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A Young Voice for Springs Protection

A brief public service announcement about Florida's springs and aquifer. Featuring Tessa Skiles, the daughter of Water's Journey producer Wes Skiles. Transcript

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