grand-canyon-spring-waterWhen visiting the National Grand Canyon, it is not at all unusual to hear the trickling sounds of dropping water combined with the notes of a wren. Columbine Falls moves swiftly as spectators observe the beauty find themselves lost in the sounds of flowing water. Small rivulets are found to run between the ferns and flowers that abound in the region. The seeps and the springs of the National Grand Canyon play host to a wide array of wildlife and nourish the plant life that resides in and around the national park. Most seeps and springs either run from or connect to the popular Colorado River within the National Grand Canyon. If you truly want to witness the immense power and beauty of the seeps and springs in this area, you should ensure that you do so by land for an up close and personal observation and take a Grand Canyon helicopter tour to see the seeps and springs by air.

The seeps and springs that are located within the National Grand Canyon are considered to be one of the most important natural resources to the park. The discharge of springs is viewed as a single response to the hydrologic personality of a larger area and displays the status of the aquifer systems that are supplying the springs. The base flow of these springs is directed into the ever-popular Colorado River. Spring water is not only a natural water source for the plants and wildlife within the National Grand Canyon, it is also the basis of the drinking water that is currently offered to visitors.

According to numerous studies regarding the seeps and springs, it has been established that the springs located in and around the National Grand Canyon support the habitats of the riparian species. The unique diversity of these species is considered to be up to 500 times that of the species that are located in regions just outside of the national park. Many of the seeps and springs are considered to be exceptionally important to the Native Americans that reside in the region. In addition to enhancing the overall beauty of this national park, the waters of the seeps and springs aid in the process of erosion that assisted in forming the National Grand Canyon.

Vegas From the Inside

The Colorado River flows through the park; however, the waters of this river are considered to be exotic. The waters go up into the Never Summer Mountains which are part of the north-central region of Colorado. The precipitation that falls on the North Rim and the South Rim create these native seeps and springs throughout the National Grand Canyon. The rain moves through the fractured rock formations and discharge as springs and the seeps immediately below the rim of the canyon. If you have an interest in viewing the seeps and the springs of the National Grand Canyon, you should reserve your seat on one of the many Grand Canyon helicopter tours and should set up a ground tour with a hiking guide. For more information, visit us today at: