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?
Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails. Over 30% of the trails are in designated wilderness. 101 miles are part of the Appalachian Trail.