Working with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other land managers, SSI will have locations of springs mapped and available to the general public. You can also download the location of a specific spring from Springs Online.

There are many ways for your participation to assist SSI, including:

  • Adding a NEW spring: Many springs are not mapped - on topographic maps or in databases. If you find a spring that we do not know about yet, you can add it to our Hide and Seep Map.
  • Provide On-the-Ground information: Even if we already know about it, we may not have been there yet! You can add an image, estimate the flow, and report on its condition. The information you provide can also alert SSI to take action if the spring needs management attention, or if you notice anything rare or unique.
  • Keep Current Sites Up-To-Date: Spring sites that have been surveyed already will most likely have a photo, flow information, geological information, etc. in our database. However, revisiting spring sites takes time and manpower that we do not have (there are over 90,000 springs in our database!). Adding a new survey for a site, taking a photo, and estimating basic survey information will give us a better idea of how effective SIP and SEAP processes are.
  • Add a Spring anywhere in the world:  Although our current mapping project focuses on the Desert Southwest, springs exist all over the world. Feel free to add a spring, no matter where it is in the world. To view springs that have already been published, pan to the general area and click the Zoom button. To add a spring, click on one of the icons - New, Existing, or Unknown. Then upload your picture, and fill in any information that you can. Feel free to give it a provisional name that honors the site.

This project is made possible by: