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This category is set-up to explore the beauty of free flowing Natural Springs. Along the trail, in a park, on the farm, wherever springs can be accessed by the public. Allows us to share in their beauty.
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A spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the ground surface. Dependent upon the constancy of the water source (rainfall or snowmelt that infiltrates the earth), a spring may be ephemeral (intermittent) or perennial (continuous).

Springs can vary in extent from a few square meters to several square kilometers.. Springs can be local features such as a faults or caves where water can often be seen coming out of the ground.

Water issuing from an artesian spring rises to a higher elevation than the top of the confined aquifer from which it issues. When water issues from the ground it may form into a pool or flow downhill, in surface streams. Sometimes a spring is termed a seep.

A stream carrying the outflow of a spring to a nearby primary stream is called a spring branch. The cool water of a spring and its branch may harbor species such as certain trout that are otherwise ill-suited for a warmer local climate.

Minerals become dissolved in the water as it moves through the underground rocks. This may give the water flavour and even carbon dioxide bubbles, depending upon the nature of the geology through which it passes. This is why spring water is often bottled and sold as mineral water, although the term is often the subject of deceptive advertising. Springs that contain significant amounts of minerals are sometimes called 'mineral springs'. Springs that contain large amounts of dissolved sodium salts, mostly sodium carbonate, are called 'soda springs'. Many resorts have developed around mineral springs known as spa towns.

Water emanating from karst topography is another type of spring, often called a resurgence as much of the water may come from one or more sinkholes at a higher altitude. Karst springs generally are not subjected to as great a degree of ground filtering as spring water which may have continuously passed through soils or a porous aquifer.

What is a spring magnitude?

Springs are often classified by the volume of the water they discharge. The largest springs are called "first-magnitude," defined as springs that discharge water at a rate of at least 2800 L/s. The scale for spring flow is as follows:

Magnitude Flow (ft³/s, gal/min, pint/min) Flow (L/s)
1st Magnitude > 100 ft³/s 2800 L/s
2nd Magnitude 10 to 100 ft³/s 280 to 2800 L/s
3rd Magnitude 1 to 10 ft³/s 28 to 280 L/s
4th Magnitude 100 US gal/min to 1 ft³/s (448 US gal/min) 6.3 to 28 L/s
5th Magnitude 10 to 100 gal/min 0.63 to 6.3 L/s
6th Magnitude 1 to 10 gal/min 63 to 630 mL/s
7th Magnitude 1 pint to 1 gal/min 8 to 63 mL/s
8th Magnitude Less than 1 pint/min 8 mL/s
0 Magnitude no flow (sites of past/historic flow) 

Instructions for Posting a Natural Springs Waymark:
To post a waymark in this category you must post at least 1 photo of the spring and surrounding area.. No photo shopped or copyright photos accepted. You will need to post the coordinates for the spring itself as well posting coords for how to access the springs. Answer the variables as they relate to your spring. Please tell us how you found the spring, if there is a web site with additional information about the spring. If there is any history or local lore associated with the spring. If it is public or private land. If it is on private land how can other waymarkers access the springs. Also give us as close an estimation of the magnitude of the springs as possible based upon the chart provided. Also a brief description of the size and scope of the spring. How to access the spring, by hike, by canoe, ect.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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Natural SpringsFiggy Dowdy's well - Carn Marth, Redruth, Cornwall, UK

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A natural spring set within a cleft on the side of Carn Marth hill and known locally as Figgy Dowdy well. To get to the source visitors will need to ascend some granite steps, it can also become overgrown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/3/2022

last visited: 6/3/2022

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Studánka Tajemná Rásnovka. Natural Spring of Tajemná Rásnovka.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/2/2022

last visited: never

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The Theunisbron can be found in the southern part of the Netherlands, near the small hamlet of Kleeberg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Limburg, Netherlands

date approved: 3/20/2022

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsRömerbrunnen - Wassenach, RP, Germany

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Römerbrunnen bei Wassenach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 3/14/2022

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsLeft Hand Spring - Blaine County, OK

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Left Hand Spring is just down the hill from the grave site of Jesse Chisholm - in Blaine County, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/4/2022

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsWater of pure Tira - Bali, Indonesia

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Volcanic water

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Indonesia

date approved: 2/15/2022

last visited: 2/17/2022

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Natural SpringsHarding Spring - Eureka Springs, AR

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One of the more beautiful and picturesque springs of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Arkansas

date approved: 2/14/2022

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsSweet Spring - Eureka Springs, AR

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Sweet Spring is perhaps one of the most visually striking springs in town. Sweet Spring is off of Spring Street across from the Eureka Springs Post Office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Arkansas

date approved: 2/14/2022

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsSource des Vernettes - Peisey-Nancroix, France

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Natural spring near ancient chapel Notre-Dame des Vernettes

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 2/6/2022

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsFontaine de Landrezac -Sarzeau , France

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Cette fontaine se situe à Landrezac sur la commune de Sarzeau. This fountain is located in Landrezac in the town of Sarzeau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Georgioturino

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 1/21/2022

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsDe Sprunck - Baarlo, NL

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Near the watermill is an old washing place 'de Sprunck'. Sprunck means (water) spring, which means a spontaneous water source. The water is collected in the basin and it has an overflow to the Kwistbeek, where the water mill is located.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Limburg, Netherlands

date approved: 1/4/2022

last visited: 3/29/2022

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Natural SpringsOgemaw Springs - West Branch, MI

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A natural spring that fed the community and the nearby train line.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8

location: Michigan

date approved: 12/30/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsGrotto Spring - Emmitsburg, MD

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A holy well that flows 24/7 of blessed natural spring water (that is purified for safety) at the National Shrine Grotto of ?Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/7/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsLa Fontaine Saint-Martin - Sanghen, France

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[EN] The Saint-Martin cave known as the “ragged fountain” with some hanging fabrics. The water from this fountain is said to have miraculous virtues, which help young children to walk. [FR] La grotte Saint-Martin dite « fontaine à loques » avec quelques tissus pendus. L’eau de cette fontaine passe pour avoir des vertus miraculeuses favorisant la marche des jeunes enfants.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 11/3/2021

last visited: 11/2/2021

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Natural SpringsLa Grande Fontaine - Dole, (Jura) France

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[FR] Cette fontaine aussi connue sous le nom de "fontaine des Lépreux" est mentionnée dès 1274. [EN] This fountain, also known under the name "Fountain of Lepers" is mentioned as early as 1274

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

date approved: 9/11/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsSandy Spring - Sandy Spring, Maryland

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Located at the end of Meeting House Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: 10/11/2021

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Natural SpringsAlcove Spring - Blue Rapids, KS

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Alcove Spring was an important stop along the Oregon Trail - between Blue Rapids and Marysville, Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Kansas

date approved: 8/11/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsCrystal Spring - Florence, KS

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Crystal Spring is one of the largest in the Flint Hills and serves as the main water supply for Florence, Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Kansas

date approved: 7/30/2021

last visited: never

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[CZ] Studánka u zaniklé obce Svídná. [EN] A well near the defunct village of Svídná.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ladabohac

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 7/14/2021

last visited: never

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[CZ] Studánka se nachází v údolí Janovského potoka poblíž obce Spy u Nového Mesta nad Metují. [EN] The well is located in the valley of the Janovský brook near the village of Spy near Nové Mesto nad Metují.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ladabohac

location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 7/13/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsNatural Spring at Dragonas Textiles - Arachova, Greece

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Dragonas Textiles offers roadside access to this spring in Arachova, Greece. Water is constantly flowing from a hillside spout to an overflowing stone basin at the east end of the property.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Greece

date approved: 7/12/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsPramen Táborského a Ondrúškuv - Chvalcov, Czechia

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[CZ] Studánka v Hostýnských vrších pod zríceninou hradu Obrany. [EN] A well in Hostýnské vrchy under the ruins of the Obrany castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ladabohac

location: Zlínský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 7/11/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsFonte Nova do Plica - Amieira, Portugal

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A natural spring by the shores of Alqueva dam lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Évora, Portugal

date approved: 7/10/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsStudánka Labašky, Czech Republic

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Studánka Labašky. Natural Spring of Labašky.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/24/2021

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsSpring in a trough - Pottersdale, PA

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This spring falls into a trough.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/23/2021

last visited: never

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