|SPRINGS AS A GEOGRAPHIC INFLUENCE IN HUMID CLIMATES|
IN the arid southwest parts of the United States, the crude water signs of the Indians have often pointed the white man to a spring. The government topographic maps covering sections of this region of sparse rainfall give the location of many springs. Throughout the longer-known and more-traveled desert areas of the world, the few oases have fixed the routes taken by caravans. Numerous books are available detailing facts that bear on the geographic influence of springs
A Reconnaissance Contour Map in which the altitudes were ascertained by working aneroids in pairs, a method explained in the Journal of Geology, Vol. XV. (1907), p. 492. In this area there are 203 dwellings, 148 of which are located at springs.