» Apopka Blue Sink

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Portions of the following information were taken from the Cambrian Foundation

Apopka Blue Sink lies in the forest on the outskirts of the City of Apopka, about 12 miles northwest of Orlando. As is the unfortunate case for many sinkholes, this karst window has become the repository for litter, trash, and other waste. Thanks to The Cambrian Foundation for removing the debris from the bottom of the sink. Garbage removed included a burned sofa, Christmas trees, a car engine block, bottles, fencing, etc.

Apopka Blue Sink is home to a species of aquatic cave crayfish known only to this system, the Orlando spider cave crayfish (Troglocambarus sp.). Given the rare species that rely on these habitats for survival, maintaining these karst environments free of litter and external debris is critical to their success.
550-560 Sand Wedge Loop, Apopka, FL 32712, USA
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Latitude: 28.75168
Longitude: -81.52081
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Maximum Depth: 110'
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Date Submitter Visbility Remarks
8/23/2017 Matt None Went to check out the hole today... completely filled in. Disappointed to say the least.
8/23/2017 Matt None Went to check out the hole today... completely filled in. Disappointed to say the least.
6/17/2015 Justin 50 ft Both the upstream and downstream sections are filled in with debris and sand. Sidemount might be possible downstream, but still very tight.
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Description Type Date Author Remarks
 Home Page Web Site
 System Map Map 1997 Andy Pitkin
 System Map #2 Map 1994 Dean Derk
 System Map #3 Map 1982 Bill Oigarden
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System Depth Cave Cavern OW Last Report Distance (mi)
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 Overview Information Available for Sanlando Spring  Sanlando Spring 45 True True False 8.8