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Mammoth Spring

  • Posted July 7, 2012 by Larry Nelson Viewed 2558 times

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Brenda and I rode the trike 130 miles today, going to Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, near the Missouri border. It was 104 degrees F, but the water from the spring was a cool 58 degrees! The spring generates over 9 million gallons of water EVERY HOUR!

Mammoth Spring State Park, where Mammoth Spring produces over 9,000,000 gallons of water each hour, creating the Spring River.

The spring at its origin creates a large pool.

This dam was built in 1887 to generate electricity, but the power company is no longer active here. Water flows over the dam at the same rate of 9,000,000 gallons per hour.

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    • # Sherij

      WOW what a beautiful place!! Ken and I rode our quads for an hour and never left our neighborhood!! :+) #4 is just beautiful!!

      2012.07.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Glo

      I dont think I could have rode that far in that type of weather..but I admire the both of you!! beautiful place!

      2012.07.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      That's an impressive amount of water! Pretty set! I never saw it get about 73 here today, I even pulled out long jeans.

      2012.07.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Wow. a beautiful place! I can see the power of the water in #4....great shot!
      104 degrees?? Ouch...you don't EVEN want to know the high temp in WP today :))

      2012.07.08 Edited Reply Cancel