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Springs (water)

Spring, in hydrology, opening at or near the surface of the Earth for the discharge of water from underground sources. A spring is a natural discharge point of subterranean water at the surface of the ground or directly into the bed of a stream, lake, or sea.


A well is any excavation that is drilled, driven, dug, jetted or otherwise constructed when the intended use of such excavation is for the location and acquisition of ground water.

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