|Location:||Shannon County. 20 km north of Eminence on Hwy 19.|
|Open:||no restrictions |
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|1924||purchased for the State Park system, first site.|
|1971||owned by the National Park Service.|
|1972||incorporated into the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.|
Round Spring is a typical Karst spring, emerging from a waterfilled cavern. The collapsed cavern is nearly circular, which gave the the spring its name.
Immediately after leaving the spring, the water flows through a cave. But this cave is not Round Spring Cavern, which is located nearby.
The spring has a long history, it was used by native peoples since prehistoric times. In the early 1800's, a gristmill was built here.
Probably the most interesting thing abaut the spring is its hydrology. A part of the spring's recharge area is to the northeast of Spring Valley. This is on the other side of nearby Current River, which means that the water crosses the river underground to reach the spring.
|Minimum Flow||24.6 * 106 Litre||24,600 m³|
|Maximum Flow||904.7 * 106 Litre||904,700 m³|
|Average Flow||124.9 * 106 Litre||124,900 m³|