Groundwater levels affect if Radium Springs, GA flows or is dry.

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Radium Spring, Radium Springs Gardens & Historic Site, Dougherty County, Georgia

Radium Springs was once reported to be the largest spring in Georgia flowing 70,000 gallons per minute. As, this "before" picture shows, it still flows when Floridan Aquifer water levels are high enough.

In the summer of 2012 when south Georgia was experiencing drought conditions and groundwater withdrawals for irrigagion purposes, the flow in Radium Springs stopped (due to falling water-table levels in the aquifer supplying water to this spring.

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