Water Under
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 20.635 W 121° 59.989
10T E 579724 N 4910558
Sign about ground water.
Waymark Code: WM4Z0R
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 23

This sign is located at the start of the trail to the Koosah Fall viewpoint.

Marker Name: Water Under
Marker Text: The earth below this watershed acts like a giant sponge! Eons of different textured lava capture, store and release rain and snow melt. Local springs bubble consistently through winter, spring, summer and fall. The headwaters of the McKenzie varies from 34-39 degrees Fahrenheit.
Traveling below ground, through bands of porous rock, gravity pulls water towards the valley floor. When water reaches an impenetrable layer, it moves along it until the flow reaches a permeable place, or is released from the dark hold of the earth as a spring.

Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Linn

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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