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Big Spring
Big Spring Spring Mist © Firefly Creek
The humidity and warmth create a misty fog eminating off the Spring that travels the distance of the tributary to the Current River during the Summer months.
Big Spring Big Springs with Caves © Ken Robinson
Taken July 17th, 2007
BIG SPRING
BIG SPRING
The name says it all. Big Spring is indeed a big spring and the biggest in Missouri in terms of average daily discharge with some 276 million gallons of cool spring water (58 degrees Fahrenheit) flowing from it each day. This is one of the largest springs in the world. A dye-trace study has showed that dye introduced into a losing stream 39.5 miles away (near Mountain View) was detected at Big Spring 16 days later. This is the longest distance groundwater trace in the U.S. Large springs such as this depend on large areas of karst landscape to recharge them. The spring is at least 80 feet deep based on research dives.




Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 25 USE TO WORK THERE by SHARON CLARK
I use to work there as a maintenance worker and I enjoyed it. I had worked on a program that was like seasonal. I got to meet a lot of people there. I am from here and have been all my life.
November 2 Old tales> by Nancy
My grandfather told me that long ago the springs came off from the top of the mountain!!
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