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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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CS: studánka Pod bukem // EN: Natural Spring Pod bukem

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/20/2021

last visited: never

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Source aux eaux translucides. Source with translucent waters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 3/25/2021

last visited: never

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This is a group of natural springs located near the village of Mesquita, in southern Portugal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 3/3/2021

last visited: never

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75.000 liter vand løber hver dag fra Arnakkekilden og ud i Ørnsø. Vandet kan drikkes fra drikkebrønden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/28/2021

last visited: never

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Lovise Kilde er formodentlig døbt af konventualinde ved Roskilde Kloster, Lovise von Wimpffen, der opkaldte kilden efter sig selv

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/24/2021

last visited: never

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En af Roskildes mange kilder er Rektorkilden som kan ses i haven bag den gamle Rektorbolig.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/18/2021

last visited: never

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Maglekilde som springer ud af Neptuns mund er den meste vandrige kilde i Roskilde

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/15/2021

last visited: never

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Thorsbrook Spring and Memorial Fountain in Taston, Oxfordshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MTBpointer

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/15/2021

last visited: never

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Hønekilden har tidligere leveret vand til byens borgere. Nu kan den kun ses gennem et gitter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/15/2021

last visited: never

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DE: Die Erft entspringt in Holzmühlheim bei Nettersheim im Kreis Euskirchen. EN: The river Erft rises in Holzmühlheim near Nettersheim in the Euskirchen district.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 2/14/2021

last visited: never

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Natural spring in NP Prokletije.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beny258

location: Montenegro

date approved: 12/1/2020

last visited: never

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DE: Natürliche Quelle in Zülpich-Nemmenich mit einer bewegten Vergangenheit. EN: Natural spring in Zülpich-Nemmenich with an eventful history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 11/23/2020

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsHudson Springs - Clarksville, AR

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Hudson Springs is on the west side of Highway 103 northwest of Clarksville, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/19/2020

last visited: never

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[DE] Weissensteinquelle am Südhang der Weissenstein. [EN] Natural spring 'Weissenstein Quelle' on the southern edge of Weissenstein.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 11/6/2020

last visited: never

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[FR] Elle est une résurgence calcaire, autrefois lieu de culte de la déesse Divona, qui donna son nom à Cahors (Divona Cadurcorum). [EN] The fontaine is a limestone resurgence, once a place of worship of the goddess Divona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Sauerbrunnen in Rieden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: never

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Waters with a ferruginous composition

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: 10/23/2020

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A natural spring located on a bush road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 13acres

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/28/2020

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsIzvir Soce - Slovenia

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Natural Spring river of Soca.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Slovenia

date approved: 7/27/2020

last visited: never

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Natural SpringsKing Spring, Crystal River.

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Natural spring off the coast of Banana Island in Crystal River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBrowns!

location: Florida

date approved: 7/16/2020

last visited: 7/24/2020

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[EN] It is a particularly pure water, resurgence of rainwater filtered by the plateau and the valley. [FR] Il s'agit d'une eau particulièrement pure, résurgence des eaux de pluie filtrées par le plateau et la vallée

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: 10/15/2019

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Guidoborn in der Nähe von Kobern-Gondorf.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Jasníkova studánka. Natural Spring of Jasník.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/1/2020

last visited: never

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Behringer Brunnentempel im Kurpark der Stadt Bad Suderode im Harz

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DH5MM

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 5/17/2020

last visited: never

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Store Blåkilde er en bassinkilde i Rold skov...Store Blåkilde is a basin spring in Rold Forrest

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 5/15/2020

last visited: never

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