Barton Springs is a set of four natural water springs located on the grounds of Zilker Park in Austin, Texas resulting from water flowing through the Edwards Aquifer. The largest spring, Main Barton Spring (also known as Parthenia, "the mother spring") supplies water to Barton Springs Pool, a popular recreational destination in Austin. The smaller springs are located nearby, two with man-made structures built to contain and direct their flow. The springs are the only known habitat of the Barton Springs Salamander, an endangered species.
The Barton Creek National Archeological and Historic District was formed in 1985.
... The three other springs associated with Barton Springs are Eliza, Old Mill, and Upper Barton Spring ... Each is significantly smaller than Main Barton Spring, discharging an average of 3 million US gallons (11,000 m3) per day ... Sometimes, these springs dry up completely ...
... He was the last private owner of Barton Springs ... plant of his own outright, and in 1901 began buying land between the Colorado River and Barton Creek ... acquired 350 acres (1.4 km²) surrounding Barton Springs, including the Springs themselves from John Rabb, and used the land to pasture the horses and mules ...
... company, threatened to develop 4,000 acres (16 km²) of land it owned along Barton Creek ... decried the company's actions and professed their love of Barton Springs, what many refer to as the "Soul of the City." Six creeks run through the Barton Springs watershed Barton Creek, Little ... as sewage, run-off from roads and lawn fertilizers can end up in the Aquifer and come up at Barton Springs ...
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