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Roubidoux Spring
A hill top view of the spring
Country United States
State Missouri
Region Ozark Plateau
Physical characteristics
Main source Roubidoux Creek watershed
Salem Plateau, Ozark Plateau, Missouri
River mouth Roubidoux Creek
near Waynesville, Pulaski County, Ozark Plateau, Missouri
Length 0.01 mi (0.016 km)

Roubidoux Spring is a second magnitude freshwater spring located within the city limits of Waynesville in the Missouri Ozarks. The spring discharges from the base of a rock ledge that has been capped by a large concrete wall, built to hold the road that passes over the spring. Spring water flows a very short distance before adding its waters to the Roubidoux Creek. A city park with trails and a board walk has been developed around the spring. This spring is noted as having an average discharge of 58.3 ft³/s. However, due to very limited discharge data, an accurate description of the flow of this particular spring may be difficult to find. This could be a first magnitude spring – over 100 ft³/s. According to some lists, this ranks as the 15th largest spring in the state. The area near this spring has very intense karst topography, many caves, springs and large sink holes are present within a few miles of this spring.

Cave diver.
Roubidoux Spring Outlet 1
Roubidoux Spring outlet
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