The prescribed burn scheduled for today is postponed because conditions are not right. We will continue to monitor and hope to conduct the 35-acre prescribed burn of Big Meadows next week. (10/2/14)
Springs and Seeps
Current, clear information regarding the location and condition of springs and seeps is lacking for
Public Health Connections
Water at springs and seeps can contain microbes which can make humans sick, even if wildlife drink it without serious effects. All backcountry water, including spring water, should be boiled for at least one minute, filtered, or treated with purification tablets before drinking.
One useful reference specific to
DeKay, R.H. 1972. Development of ground-water supplies in
A general reference to springs in
Weigmann, D.L. et. al. 1993. Springs of
Did You Know?
The Big Meadows area has the highest concentration of rare plants in Shenandoah National Park.