perched spring

perched spring

[′pərcht ′spriŋ]
(hydrology)
A spring that arises from a body of perched water.
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DISCUSSION--Through mapping and stratigraphic correlation, our results suggest that the study site represents a perched spring concurrent with the geology and paleoclimate of the pluvial lake system within the Great Basin.
The prevalence of water birch and horsetails at the convergence of spring water with the channel edge supports our perched spring model with water diffusing across the shallow slope.
On the basis of previous literature, present-day geologic evidence, and identification of biotic content, our results suggest that a paludal environment sourced from a perched spring was established 22,600-6,700 ybp at the northwestern Arizona tufa site.