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A Better Look at Thermal Springs

By September 12, 2013

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thermal springThe National Geophysical Data Center, one of the government's unsung scientific heroes, has unveiled a nice viewer showing all of the nation's thermal springs: warm, hot and boiling. This is just the newest of a wonderful series.

In a world where groundwater is cold, hot water issuing from the ground seems like a happy miracle. But my article "Thermal Springs" will show you that it's just geology.
Boiling spring in the Coso geothermal area — Geology Guide photo

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April 9, 2011 at 10:40 am
(1) David Phillips says:

No offense, but what about WV? We have several spa-like springs in the state, the most notable is Berkely Springs, where George Washinton used the waters. But, there are four more, Old Sweet Spring, Thorn Spring, Minnehaha Spring, and Swan Pond Spring. Each have 70 degree temperatures year round.

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