List of Ozark springs
This is a List of natural springs in the Ozark Plateau ordered by spring magnitude. Different sources may give differing values for average daily flow of the same spring. This can result from different measuring methodologies and from a varying number of observations over different timespans. The sources for the flow data presented here are cited in the footnotes. The majority of these springs have been measured less than 10 times, at random intervals. The exceptions are Big Spring, Greer Spring, Mammoth Spring, Bennett Spring, Maramec Spring, Alley Spring, and Round Spring, which have all been measured for more than 3 years on a daily basis by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
- USGS Annual Water Statistics
- Some sources give million gallons per day, which is equivalent to 1.547229 ft³/s.
- USGS Surface Water data for US – Big Spring 1981-2009
- USGS Surface Water data for US - Greer Spring 1981-2009
- USGS Surface Water data for US – Mammoth Spring 1981-2009
- USGS Surface Water data for US – Bennett Spring
- Vineyard, Jerry D.; Fender, Gerald L. (1982) . Springs of Missouri (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey. p. 12. Library of Congress Card Catalog No. 73-620125. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- Some second magnitude springs could be considered first magnitude, and vice versa, depending on the data used. This list includes only some of the larger second order springs.
- Vineyard and Fender, 1982. p. 132
- Vineyard and Fender, 1982. p. 57
- Mike Gossett (February 2000). "Ozark Springs – Jewels of the Ozarks". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- Blanc, Todd J. (May 2001). "Gasconade River Watersed Inventory and Assessment". Missouri Department of Conservation. Archived from the original on 2009-11-05.
- Beckman, H. C.; Hinchey, N. S. (1944). The Large Springs of Missouri. Rolla: Missouri Geological Survey and Water Resources. pp. 60–61.
- Vineyard and Fender, 1982. p. 168
- The number of third magnitude springs in the Ozarks numbers in the thousands.
- Springs of Missouri, Vineyard and Feder, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey in cooperation with U.S. Geological Survey and Missouri Department of Conservation, 1982