The Springs Clipart gallery includes 19 examples of water rising to the surface of the earth from an underground source. The Springs gallery also includes mineral springs, artesian wells, hot springs, and geysers.

Artesian Wells differ from ordinary wells in that their waters are discharged by natural pressures on their reservoirs, so that pumping is not necessary to raise the water Such wells are therefore true springs.

Artesian Well

Artesian Wells differ from ordinary wells in that their waters are discharged by natural pressures on…

A boring in the ground through which currents of water rise from various depths toward or above the surface.

Artesian Well

A boring in the ground through which currents of water rise from various depths toward or above the…

"Diagrams illustrating the conditions favorable for artesian wells. In A, the porous bed a is in the form of a basin; in B, it merely dips." -Salisbury, 1919

Artesian Well Conditions

"Diagrams illustrating the conditions favorable for artesian wells. In A, the porous bed a is in the…

An artesian well is a confined aquifer whose water is pressurized. Water will thus flow out of an artesian well without pumping.

Artesian Wells

An artesian well is a confined aquifer whose water is pressurized. Water will thus flow out of an artesian…

Drift material, loose material left on the surface by a retiring glacier, plays a part in wells and springs. (a) Beds of clay variously disiposed in a mass of sandy materials. (b) Wells sunk in different situations, and finding a supply of water only when a bed of clay is reached. A well on top of a hill may be shallower than one at the foot. (c) The surface of the earth. (d) Outcrop bed of clay, causing a spring. If the porous materials contain fragments of limestones, these spring waters are hard, and d. A well carried below its supplying-bed may lose its water again.

Phenomena of Wells and Springs in Drift Material

Drift material, loose material left on the surface by a retiring glacier, plays a part in wells and…

"Eutaw Spring, where there was a conflict during the American Revolution."—Lossing, 1851

Eutaw Spring

"Eutaw Spring, where there was a conflict during the American Revolution."—Lossing, 1851

Silver Springs is a clear basin within the St. Johns River in Florida. It is famed for it's depth and clarity of the water. This spring is seventy feet deep, as clear as crystal, and remarkably fresh and cool.

Silver Springs, Florida

Silver Springs is a clear basin within the St. Johns River in Florida. It is famed for it's depth and…

Geysers are boiling springs which, at intervals more or less regular, shoot out huge columns of water with great violence.

Geyser in Eruption

Geysers are boiling springs which, at intervals more or less regular, shoot out huge columns of water…

A geyser is a hot spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accomplished by a vapour phase.

Giantess Geyser, Yellowstone Park

A geyser is a hot spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accomplished…

"Suppose a to be a gravel hill, and b a strata of clay or rock, impervious to water. The fluid percolating through the gravel would reach the impervious strata, along which it would run until it found an outlet at c at the foot of the hill, where a spring would be formed." — Wells, 1857

Gravel Hill

"Suppose a to be a gravel hill, and b a strata of clay or rock, impervious to water. The fluid percolating…

"A mountain and spring, showing how the principle of the syphon operates to produce the effect described. Suppose there is a crevice, or hollow in the rock from a to b, and a narrow fissure leading from it, in the form of the syphon, b c. The water from the rill fe, filling the hollow, up to the line a d, it will then discharge itself through the syphon, and continue to run until the water is exhausted down to the l g of the syphon b, when it will cease. Then the water from the rills continuing to run until the hollow is again filled up to the same line, the syphon again begins to act, and again discharges the contents of the reservoir as before, and thus the spring p, at one moment flows with great violence and the next moment ceases entirely." —Comstock, 1850

Intermitting Spring

"A mountain and spring, showing how the principle of the syphon operates to produce the effect described.…

"View at Jasper's Spring."—Lossing, 1851

Jasper's Spring

"View at Jasper's Spring."—Lossing, 1851

A spring is a point where groundwater flows from the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the ground surface

Origin of Springs

A spring is a point where groundwater flows from the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets…

A flow of water from the interior of the earth, caused by the water resulting from rain or snow.

Spring

A flow of water from the interior of the earth, caused by the water resulting from rain or snow.

A spring with a bird in front of it.

Spring

A spring with a bird in front of it.

Two cases of springs: "In one, the water descends through the porous bed e to the layer d, which is relatively impervious. The water flows along this layer until it comes to the surface, and there the water flows out as a spring, s'. In the other, the water moves underground through the porous layer b, under pressure, until it reaches a crack which leads up to the surface...s." -Salisbury, 1919

Springs

Two cases of springs: "In one, the water descends through the porous bed e to the layer d, which is…

"Deep-seated Springs (s, s') rising through joints at a fault (f)." -Geikie, 1893

Deep-Seated Springs

"Deep-seated Springs (s, s') rising through joints at a fault (f)." -Geikie, 1893

Simple or surface springs: (d) stratum, (e) clay, (c) pervious bed, (a) strata, (b) valley.

Simple Springs

Simple or surface springs: (d) stratum, (e) clay, (c) pervious bed, (a) strata, (b) valley.

The image shows different layers of clay, gravel, and sand and how underground waters travel through. HT is the sand surface S is the lowest point where rain water will settle. W is a well that goes as deep as g. O is gravel where water can fill. A and B are artesian wells.

Underground Waters

The image shows different layers of clay, gravel, and sand and how underground waters travel through.…