Turket Creek, Florida, US
Jennings to Alapaha
||III-IV (for normal flows)
A big waterfall (by Florida standards).
Confessing no firsthand knowledge of this site, but looking at the Topozone map (which is linked
to), it appears:
1) the overall gradient may be understated -- it looks like it may be more like 50FPM!
2) However, it appears fairly spread out, except possibly the final ten feet (+/-) of drop, as
Turket drops into the Alapahoochee.
3) The description for the Alapahoochee includes mention of this, calling it a "12' waterfall
into a beautiful grotto"
4) I wouldn't get too excited about this, as the drainage area is quite small (a few square miles).
Therefore it will run only during/immediately after heavy rains (which admittedly can happen with
My guess is we're talking 'stupid boater tricks' territory here (I.E., better be there early on,
while its pouring
-- one hour or so later and you've probably missed it.) This assessment would
seem further supported by the comment below. That is, the earlier you can hit this
(during/immediately after the rain), the taller it is likely to be; Smaller creeks like this will
run 'early' in a rain event, whereas a larger river will take (at least slightly) longer to come
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Last Updated: 2005-12-27 10:41:36