• A spring may be just a tiny trickle, or it may be a big gush of water.
  • Water flowing out of the ground at a spring may flow downhill and enter a stream.
  • If the water from a spring can’t flow downhill, it may spread out to form a pond or lake instead.
  • In the desert, the only reliable water may be from springs.
  • A spring may allow wildlife to inhabit an uninhabitable area.
  • The water in some springs is hot because it is heated by hot magma.
  • Many hot springs are also mineral springs.
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