Basins of deep, aqua blue water dot the dark green Ozark hollows, audible long before they are seen, and flowing from the merest trickles of water to hundreds of millions of gallons a day. They have drawn people from the earliest times for many reasons--dependable water, camping spot, power source, aesthetic beauty and soothing recreational destination. Many tales of folklore, fact and science have been told about, and on their shores.
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What is a Spring?
Commonly Asked Questions about Springs
Spring Flow Facts
Statewide Spring Distribution Map
Mineral and Salt Springs: Taking The Cure
Publicly Accessible Missouri Springs
Up Close: The Twenty Largest Ozark Springs
Historical Uses of Missouri Springs
Groundwater Types 101
A Karst Hydrology Primer
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A Note for Divers
About the Author
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