Humans have relied on springs for centuries. Since the beginning of time, populations have been built around these sources of water, because they are dependable and plentiful, and are much less impacted by climate change than rivers or lakes.

Abe Springer, NAU, 2015

Modeling the role of groundwater, (springs), hydro-refugia in East African hominin evolution and dispersal

Nature Communications Published: 30 May 2017

M.O. Cuthbert, T. Gleeson, S.C. Reynolds, M.R. Bennet, A.C. Newton, C.J. McCormack, G.M. Ashley

..the clock is ticking, the faucet is running..

Gary Paul Nabhan, 2008

Water is the first act of creation, swirling in a language before words, mysterious and beautiful emerging from underground springs creating marshes, ponds, rivers and lakes.

Springs and the Water Cycle

Water Science School, USGS Science for a Changing World

The anthropogenic threats facing springs are real, imminent, and ever accelerating. pp. 334

Larry Stevens, 2008

Aridland Springs in North America

University of Arizona Press, November 6, 2008

Lawrence E. Stevens, (Editor), Vicky J. Meretsky, (Editor), Garty Paul Nabhan, (Forward)