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Santa Fe River On The Rise

Late yesterday afternoon, the Santa Fe River had over flowed its banks by at least fifty feet as it wove it way through south Columbia County and Alachua County. The river has been closed to boating, as the water is quickly approaching the bottom of the bridges in the south end of Columbia County. The water is expected to rise for at least another day or two.

River Rise Resort is at the border of South Columbia County and Alachua County on US 441

The sign welcoming visitors to River Rise Resort tells the story of the rising waters. Before the rains, it was on high ground.

The gate into the resort.

The main house at River Rise is on stilts. Look to the right of the big tree in the foreground. This was dry land a few days ago.

The Santa Fe at the boat ramp on US27 at the border of Columbia and Alachua counties.

The trees in the foreground are at the end of the ramp, which was dry land.

Another view. The trees in the foreground were on the river bank.

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