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BEAUCHAMPS SPRINGS

BEAUCHAMPS SPRINGS. Beauchamps Springs is a group of springs at the foot of Johnson Street in Houston, Harris County (at 29°47' N, 95°22' W). In the early days of Houston the springs were the city's chief water supply. The water feeds a pond covered with water hyacinths. Confederates had a campsite at the spring during the Civil War. On April 11, 1978, the water flow was only 1.7 gallons per minute. Heavy groundwater pumping in the vicinity has greatly lowered the water table.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).

Gunnar Brune

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Handbook of Texas Online, Gunnar Brune, "Beauchamps Springs," accessed May 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rpb05.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on January 19, 2016. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.