Thousand Springs area near Hagerman, Idaho
Published:January 01, 1987
Numerous spectacular springs discharge from the Snake Plain aquifer along the north side of the Snake River canyon near Hagerman, Idaho (Fig. 1). This stretch of canyon, known as the Thousand Springs area, contains 11 of the 65 springs in the United States that discharge more than 72,400 acre-ft annually (Meinzer, 1927, p. 27). The springs can be reached by automobile or can be viewed from a distance. Most springs are on private land and permission is needed to enter the area, but some, such as Niagara Springs, are on public lands.
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Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America
One of six volumes generated by each GSA section for the Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) project, this Centennial Field Guide contains descriptions of 100 sites or site clusters representing outstanding geologic locations in northern Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Alberta.