Springs are rarely in an easy to get to location. There are some locations that say "Spring", and then there are times you find water...thinking " No Way "
There are many types of performance levels of springs.
Good and Strong
This spring just produces all kinds of water all year long. These are the types that we are able to splice into a Catch Basin and carry the water further down the hill to get as much water to the wildlife that is possible. This spring has greater opportunity to start generating a new riparian area.
This spring produces water most of the year. It can on occasion drop its gpm depending on the weather and or whether or not we are in a drought cycle. These can slowly start a riparian area, though somewhat sparse, this will also benefit the wildlife needs in this area.
This spring is probably the most influenced by the weather late in the season, especially in a drought year. These springs we watch to make sure that they are producing the most that can be produced. Generally speaking, very little riparian growth will come from these types of springs. But it will supply water to the wildlife for as long as it can.
WSA has also found " Coyote dug springs ". These are holes out in the hills or fields that the coyote has located and dug until the water has come to the surface. After finding these spring locations, WSA has gone in and developed them and was able to get more water to the wildlife. These spring have actually produced more water to the Catch Basin than we dreamed it would. We are glad that we took the time to pursue this avenue.