[Homestead] Wild water
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Nov 5 16:20:16 EST 2008
On Nov 5, 2008, at 1:53 PM, <eureka at hctc.net> <eureka at hctc.net> wrote:
> Speaking of wild water, I am reminded of another Hill
> Country locale I've visited called Jacob's Well, a natural
> hole in the bottom of a rock bottom creek that goes down
> at least 400 feet and during the pioneer days pumped a
> geyser up. When I swam into it a decade ago it was just a
> couple inch roil on top of the water, but still strong. A
> golf course and subdivision have since been built nearby,
> so I wouldn't doubt if it's a depression in the creek now.
> All of this is from a large system of pockets and tunnels
> through our limestone known as the Edwards Aquifer, where
> San Antonio gets all of it's water.
> Here's a link, with some interesting photos if you care to
> page through the story of how divers lose their life
> exploring it. This might give you an idea of what my well
> is like on a much smaller scale.
Good story. I have skin-dived but have never had the motivation to
dive into unknown depths.
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