A pool or other source of water that feeds a stream.
a perennial water seepage; an important type of place for original settlers in an area; hundreds of springs are named and located in the cove and escarpment areas of the Cumberland Plateau in middle Tennessee (the place names are often in the plural) particularly near shale formations; sometimes springs are improved with stonework, masonry, or piping to collect or distribute water: Keith Springs, Beersheba Springs, Tremlett Spring, Estill Spring.
A place where water comes to the surface, often the source of a river. Water from spring is often thought to be pure and have health-giving properties as it picks up minerals from the rocks that it has passed through underground. source
A stream of water that flows from underground up onto the ground's surface. A vernal pool is fed by springs.
The distance between the underside of the toe of the shoe (or last) and the ground. [Goubitz, 2001] (See also Toe Spring)
a natural flow of water from the ground, often the source of an above-ground stream.
A place where groundwater flows or seeps naturally to the surface.
The emergence of groundwater at the land surface, usually at a clearly defined point; it may flow strongly or just ooze or seep out.
A feature where water returns to the surface from an underground body of water. Also known as a 'rising'.
Area where there is a concentrated discharge of ground water that flows at the ground surface.
A vent or vents where subterranean water outflow forms a wetland.
Location where the water table seeps out at the ground surface in a more or less continuous fashion.
A surface seepage of groundwater; common in karstlands.
where water 'springs' out of the ground: often in marsh or bog areas
a natural flow of ground water
a point at which water issues forth
a body of flowing water, and its groundwater source may contain copepoda
a flow of water out of the ground
a location where ground water comes to the surface
an area on the surface of the Earth where the water table intersects the surface and water flows out of the ground
an area where groundwater has access to the land surface
a natural discharge point of subterranean water at the surface of the ground
a natural issue of water from the ground
an orifice in the earth in which the water flows from naturally
an upwelling that reveals itself at the surface
a place on the earth's surface where groundwater emerges naturally
a place where an underground stream flows out of the ground
a place where groundwater comes to the surface
a place where groundwater emerges naturally on hillsides or in hollows or valleys
a place where ground water flows naturally from rock, sediment, or soil onto the land surface
a place where groundwater naturally seeps or flows from the earth's surface
a place where the water table reaches the ground surface
a place where water comes from the ground
a point of natural, concentrated GROUNDWATER discharge from soil or rock
a point on the ground surface marked by a continuous flow of water that rises from deep in the ground
a water resource formed when the side of a hill, a valley bottom or other excavation intersects a flowing body of ground water at or below the local water table, below which the subsurface material is saturated with water
Spring whose water issues under artesian pressure generally through fractures that penetrate from the land surface through a confining bed of rock and into more permeable water-bearing rock where the water is under greater than atmospheric pressure and where the pressure in the water-bearing rock is able to lift the water to the land surface. Example: Paradise Springs, Idaho; Great Springs, Montana.
Spring where water flows to the surface from permeable material over the outcrop of less permeable or impermeable material that retards or prevents the downward percolation of the ground water and thus deflect it to the surface. These springs are commonly thermal springs and discharge at uniform rates without great seasonal fluctuation. They commonly occur along faults or other structural features such as axial fractures along the crests of anticlines.
Spring where a depression exists below local water table or phreatic surface.
Spring where water flows to the surface through relatively large openings in the rocks where the openings are joint, faults or other fractures or solution features. They are typical in igneous, volcanic, metamorphic, and granitic terrane as well as chemical sediments such as limestone, anhydrite and gypsum. Tubular springs are more typical in chemical sedimentary rock and from lava tubes in basalt flows. Example, Red Bolling Springs, Kentucky, Otter Springs, Florida; Dumanli Springs, Antalya, Turkey.
Special kind of intermittent spring in which discharge of water occurs though increase in reservoir pressure by the flashing of superheated water into steam in subterranean voids until the pressure is high enough to blow water out of the void. Examples: Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Spring where the water flows under atmospheric pressure onto the surface. Such springs commonly emanates from the intersection of the phreatic water table with the land surface. Examples: Olancha, California
Spring where water emergent at the land surface under artesian flow upward along a fault or fracture where algal material and chemical deposition of dissolved calcium sulfate or calcium carbonate at the spring orifice rises in elevation over time as the mound of precipitate and vegetal material grows. Examples: San Ysidro Hot Springs, San Ysidro, New Mexico
A spring where water percolates from numerous small openings in permeable materials and where the discharge rate is usually low. Example: Olancha, California.
Thermal springs are divided into hot springs and warm springs. A hot spring has a water temperature in excess of 98 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Centigrade). Thermal springs owe their heat content to the natural geothermal heat created by the hot core of the earth and the decay of radioactive minerals in the lithosphere and to underground magma chambers in volcanic regions. The water is heated by deep circulation within the lithosphere prior to rising along deep faults and fractures to the land surface under artesian pressure. The maximum depth of circulation of thermal waters can be calculated from the chemistry of the emerging water. Examples: Paradise Springs, Paradise, Idaho; Jemez Hot Springs, Jemez, New Mexico.
A spring that has discharge rate that of more than 25 percent during the year. A variable spring is one in which the volume of water in net positive storage is small compared to the discharge rate and where the volume of water in net positive storage is strongly influenced to the previous period of precipitation. Example: Lehman Springs, Nevada; Kephalovrysos tis Kythreas, Cyprus; Figeh Springs, Damascus, Syria.
A spring or resurgence is the point where ground water reappears at the earth's surface and begins flowing downhill as a surface stream. The opposite of a sinking stream.
a water source which flows up freely from the ground.
A natural outflow of ground water. Many natural springs have become holy wells or spas because of the veneration of their water, often because the water was/is believed to have healing or divinatory powers.
a natural discharge of groundwater at the land's surface
The point at which the water table meets earth’s surface, causing water to flow from the ground.
The natural outflow of water from underground through a break in the land surface caused by the pressure of the groundwater. Jump to Top
The point at which ground water is naturally discharged at the earth's surface.
a place where the water table reaches the surface and water flows more or less continuously.
Any natural discharge of water from rock or soil onto the surface of the land of into a body or surface water.
The point of natural groundwater discharge to a soil surface, river, or lake.
An outflowing of ground water, possibly occurring subsurface
a place where ground water naturally comes to the surface resulting from the watertable meeting the land surface List of Glossary Terms
A surface water body created by the natural emergence of ground water to the Earth's surface. Contact Spring A spring that usually occurs where a mass of permeable rock or unconsolidated materials overlie a mass of impermeable material. Depression Spring A spring that occurs where the topography of the Earth's surface dips below the water table, thus forming marshes or small ponds. Fault Spring A spring that originates where there is a fault in the rock layer.
an area where groundwater flows naturally onto the land surface.
A location where groundwater flows naturally to the land surface or a surface water body.
A place where water seeps or bubbles from the ground.
Ground water seeping out of the earth where the water table exceeds the ground surface.
A metal device designed to reduce the transmission of shocks to the driver and passengers as the vehicle travels over uneven ground. There are many types: Cee (q.v.), elbow (q.v.), elliptic (q.v.), grasshopper, mail (q.v.), nutcracker, side, telegraph (q.v.), torsion, upright and whip.
A natural outlet from which groundwater flows up onto the ground surface.
a flow of ground water emerging naturally onto the earth's surface and used as a domestic water source within a community watershed. The watershed area of a spring is defined as the total recharge area of the spring.
groundwater seeping or flowing out of the Earth's surface; springs occur where the water table reaches the surface
Any place where ground water discharges onto the land surface due to the intersection of the water table with the ground.
A natural flow of water from underground to the earthâ€™s surface
This is where water flows out of the ground.
An issue of water from the earth A natural fountain A source of a reservoir of water
Water with a single concentrated source that has a fast discharge rate and flows to the surface, a groundwater source site.
water that emerges from an underground source to feed streams or release freshwater directly into the ocean
place where underground water flows naturally to the surface of the Earth (seep).
A place where ground water flows naturally from the earth into a body of surface water or onto the land surface, at a rate sufficient to form a current.
a natural flow of water at the earth's surface, caused by pressure on groundwater
A place where groundwater flows naturally from the soil or rock formation onto the land surface or into a body of surface water.
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). Water issuing from an artesian spring rises to a higher elevation than the top of the confined aquifer from which it issues.