Brackish Groundwater discharge through a spring in Death Valley, CA
Groundwater in basin-fill aquifers of the Southwest often increases in dissolved-solids content as it travels along its flow path as a result of geochemical interactions with the aquifer matrix and through evaporative processes. At the end of its flowpath, groundwater may be brackish or saline and discharges to the surface through springs such this one in Death Valley shown in the photograph above.
Image Dimensions: 1024 x 669
Location Taken: US