The Council Spring


“Council Spring” below the Kenneth Jensen Wheeler Council Ring on the northwest side of Lake Wingra, as it appeared on December 7, 2011.  Photo by Stephen B. Glass.

The Council Spring, in the UW-Madison Arboretum,  is one of the 13 or more remaining active springs around Lake Wingra.  (The number depends upon whether one identifies a spring complex as one “spring” or counts the individual spring channels as individual “springs.”)

The Council Spring,  along with the other springs around the Lake, supplies Lake Wingra with fresh ground water year round.  And, like the other Lake Wingra Springs, it is good wildlife habitat for birds, deer, and water fowl.  The Council Spring has a seasonally variable flow rate ranging between 80 gallons per minute and 245 gallons per minute (average 204 gallons per minute.)

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About Steve Glass

The blogger is a restoration ecologist practicing and writing in the Midwestern United States.
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