Round Spring - Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri
Round Spring - Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri

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Caption   Its blue water contrasting strongly with the surrounding green vegetation, Round Spring, in Missouri's Ozark National Scenic Riverways, is an excellent example of a cenote. Cenotes occur when limestone collapses, forming a sinkhole that fills with groundwater. Round Spring is connected to the Current River via an underground cavern, through which flows an average of 26 million gallons water a day. The blue color results from a high concentration of dissolved limestone.
Photo Id   w9377-a70e-b197d
Date and Time   May 10, 2012   7:08 PM
Location   Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri
latitude 37° 16' 57.2" N       longitude 91° 24' 27.6" W
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Keywords   Round Spring, spring, cenote, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri, Ozarks, Current River, green, blue, limestone
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