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Recharge Area, Base-Flow and Quick-Flow Discharge Rates and Ages, and General Water Quality of Big Spring in Carter County, Missouri, 2000-04

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2007

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Imes, Jeffrey L, Plummer, L Niel, Kleeschulte, Michael J, and Schumacher, John G, 2007, Recharge Area, Base-Flow and Quick-Flow Discharge Rates and Ages, and General Water Quality of Big Spring in Carter County, Missouri, 2000-04: Geological Survey (U.S.).

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Exploration for lead deposits has occurred in a mature karst area of southeast Missouri that is highly valued for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. The area contains the two largest springs in Missouri (Big Spring and Greer Spring), both of which flow into federally designated scenic rivers. Concerns about potential mining effects on the area ground water and aquatic biota prompted an investigation of Big Spring. Water-level measurements made during 2000 helped define the recharge area of Big Spring, Greer Spring, Mammoth Spring, and Boze Mill Spring. The data infer two distinct potentiometric surfaces. The shallow potentiometric surface, where the depth-to-water is less than about 250 feet, tends to mimic topographic [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 09:23:46 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Chemical Evolution in Ground-Water.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd339f">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd339f</a>

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