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Springs

The Springs of the Lake Wingra Watershed

May 2022 Springs are locations where up-welling groundwater discharges to the earth’s surface,  the “Big Spring” (pictured below) on the shore of Lake Wingra in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, is an example.  The flow of fresh water from springs helps supply wetlands,  streams, rivers, and lakes.  Spring flow supplements rainfall and snowmelt that flows …

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