Springs: Springs and the water cycle

Ginnie Springs in Florida, USA

Detailed Description

What is a spring?

A spring is a water resource formed when the side of a hill, a valley bottom or other excavation intersects a flowing body of groundwater at or below the local water table, below which the subsurface material is saturated with water. A spring is the result of an aquifer being filled to the point that the water overflows onto the land surface. They range in size from intermittent seeps, which flow only after much rain, to huge pools flowing hundreds of millions of gallons daily.

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Image Dimensions: 1200 x 380

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Location Taken: Ginnie Springs, FL, US

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