Unnamed Spring, SR 20555
Unnamed Spring, SR 20555

A Hypocrene spring happens when high evaporation and low discharge combine leaving no surface flow.

Cebadilla Cienega, Tucson, AZ
Cebadilla Cienega, Tucson, AZ

A desert marsh meant survival in arid country. Settlers drained 95% of them by the 20th century.

Montezuma's Well, AZ
Montezuma's Well, AZ

11,000 year-old collapsed mound spring with highest number of unique species in North America has a flow of 1.5 million gallons of water daily.

Salt Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
Salt Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA

Unique variations of species from thousands years ago endure in  isolated remaining desert marshes.

Garden Canyon Springs, Huachuca Mountains, AZ
Garden Canyon Springs, Huachuca Mountains, AZ

Pristine springs actively managed for their bio-diversity are protected from heavy tourist visitation by their location on a military base.

Dairy Springs, Mormon Lake, AZ
Dairy Springs, Mormon Lake, AZ

Almost completely dry during a drought year, a wetland marsh survives at the bottom of Arizona's largest natural lake.

Weimer Tank, FR 132A, AZ
Weimer Tank, FR 132A, AZ

Red ammonium phosphate fire retardant can be toxic to plant and animal life when dumped into water.

Fossil Water Reservoir, Ash Meadows, NV
Fossil Water Reservoir, Ash Meadows, NV

Ice melt from the last ice age supports descendants of ancient Pupfish who have a tenuous hold on survival.

Dow Springs, Overland Trail, Parks, AZ
Dow Springs, Overland Trail, Parks, AZ

Western immigrants journeyed from spring to spring. Anecdotal evidence exists of declining flow since 1979 measurements.

Big Uncle Spring, Big Mountain, AZ
Big Uncle Spring, Big Mountain, AZ

Dried former spring shared an aquifer with a Coal Company who extracted 3 million gallons of water daily for 40 years.

Crystal Springs, Ash Meadows, NV
Crystal Springs, Ash Meadows, NV

In 1968 the last oasis in the Mojave desert was saved from becoming a 34,000 unit development.

Charlie Day Springs, Tuba City, AZ
Charlie Day Springs, Tuba City, AZ

A perennial spring capped and covered with concrete block used for water local water supply.

Agua Caliente Springs, Tucson, AZ
Agua Caliente Springs, Tucson, AZ

Successive alterations reduced spring flow from 500 to 50 gallons per minute. Drought and increasing development keep the water table low.

Winona Tank, Winona, AZ
Winona Tank, Winona, AZ

A clamor for bottled 'spring' water, agriculture and ranching put increased demands on spring aquifers.

Big Leroux Springs, Flagstaff, AZ
Big Leroux Springs, Flagstaff, AZ

Captured and piped underground this spring shares its water with a subdivision in Fort Valley, AZ

Two Springs, Navajo Nation, AZ
Two Springs, Navajo Nation, AZ

 Ponded for water storage in dry times, this location is culturally significant to the Navajo.

State Road 101, Moenave, AZ
State Road 101, Moenave, AZ

A desert spring can be the only water for miles. Piping forhuman need disrupts springs ecosystems.

Tappen Spring, Cameron, AZ
Tappen Spring, Cameron, AZ

Unregulated water quality and potential for uranium contamination from former open pit mines impacts springs.

Pat Springs, Tub One, Coconino Forest, AZ
Pat Springs, Tub One, Coconino Forest, AZ

Heavily manipulated hillslope spring piped into storage tank sits at the base of Sierra Sinagua - mountain without water.

Dipping Vat Springs, Pinetop, AZ
Dipping Vat Springs, Pinetop, AZ

Ranchers lease public lands for their cattle who trample springs and foul the water. 

Pond 3 Agua Caliente, AZ
Pond 3 Agua Caliente, AZ
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Unnamed Spring, SR 20555
Cebadilla Cienega, Tucson, AZ
Montezuma's Well, AZ
Salt Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
Garden Canyon Springs, Huachuca Mountains, AZ
Dairy Springs, Mormon Lake, AZ
Weimer Tank, FR 132A, AZ
Fossil Water Reservoir, Ash Meadows, NV
Dow Springs, Overland Trail, Parks, AZ
Big Uncle Spring, Big Mountain, AZ
Crystal Springs, Ash Meadows, NV
Charlie Day Springs, Tuba City, AZ
Agua Caliente Springs, Tucson, AZ
Winona Tank, Winona, AZ
Big Leroux Springs, Flagstaff, AZ
Two Springs, Navajo Nation, AZ
State Road 101, Moenave, AZ
Tappen Spring, Cameron, AZ
Pat Springs, Tub One, Coconino Forest, AZ
Dipping Vat Springs, Pinetop, AZ
Pond 3 Agua Caliente, AZ
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Unnamed Spring, SR 20555

A Hypocrene spring happens when high evaporation and low discharge combine leaving no surface flow.

Cebadilla Cienega, Tucson, AZ

A desert marsh meant survival in arid country. Settlers drained 95% of them by the 20th century.

Montezuma's Well, AZ

11,000 year-old collapsed mound spring with highest number of unique species in North America has a flow of 1.5 million gallons of water daily.

Salt Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA

Unique variations of species from thousands years ago endure in  isolated remaining desert marshes.

Garden Canyon Springs, Huachuca Mountains, AZ

Pristine springs actively managed for their bio-diversity are protected from heavy tourist visitation by their location on a military base.

Dairy Springs, Mormon Lake, AZ

Almost completely dry during a drought year, a wetland marsh survives at the bottom of Arizona's largest natural lake.

Weimer Tank, FR 132A, AZ

Red ammonium phosphate fire retardant can be toxic to plant and animal life when dumped into water.

Fossil Water Reservoir, Ash Meadows, NV

Ice melt from the last ice age supports descendants of ancient Pupfish who have a tenuous hold on survival.

Dow Springs, Overland Trail, Parks, AZ

Western immigrants journeyed from spring to spring. Anecdotal evidence exists of declining flow since 1979 measurements.

Big Uncle Spring, Big Mountain, AZ

Dried former spring shared an aquifer with a Coal Company who extracted 3 million gallons of water daily for 40 years.

Crystal Springs, Ash Meadows, NV

In 1968 the last oasis in the Mojave desert was saved from becoming a 34,000 unit development.

Charlie Day Springs, Tuba City, AZ

A perennial spring capped and covered with concrete block used for water local water supply.

Agua Caliente Springs, Tucson, AZ

Successive alterations reduced spring flow from 500 to 50 gallons per minute. Drought and increasing development keep the water table low.

Winona Tank, Winona, AZ

A clamor for bottled 'spring' water, agriculture and ranching put increased demands on spring aquifers.

Big Leroux Springs, Flagstaff, AZ

Captured and piped underground this spring shares its water with a subdivision in Fort Valley, AZ

Two Springs, Navajo Nation, AZ

 Ponded for water storage in dry times, this location is culturally significant to the Navajo.

State Road 101, Moenave, AZ

A desert spring can be the only water for miles. Piping forhuman need disrupts springs ecosystems.

Tappen Spring, Cameron, AZ

Unregulated water quality and potential for uranium contamination from former open pit mines impacts springs.

Pat Springs, Tub One, Coconino Forest, AZ

Heavily manipulated hillslope spring piped into storage tank sits at the base of Sierra Sinagua - mountain without water.

Dipping Vat Springs, Pinetop, AZ

Ranchers lease public lands for their cattle who trample springs and foul the water. 

Pond 3 Agua Caliente, AZ
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