• Did You Know?

    February 3, 2021
  • Did you know why the Santa Fe river looks like tea? ☕️
    Did you also know the river does a disappearing act?
    The Santa Fe River is usually a slow-flowing river. This slow speed, combined with the abundant leaf-drop from nearby trees, especially Bald Cypress, leads to a very dark-brown river due to dissolved tannins. Tannins are responsible for the tea-colored water.
    At the Santa Fe River Sink, the entire Santa Fe River goes underground for three miles. It returns to the surface at the River Rise State Park.
    Now you know! 😊