Hot Springs National Park
By: Maya Snyder
Photo: Here is one of the hot springs
The water at the Hot Springs National Park is extremely hot. The temperature of the hot springs can get to 143°f or 62°c. The way that the water gets hot is because water that falls as rain in the recharge or watershed area sinks about a mile deep through faults a fractures. As it goes deep into the Earth, it becomes heated by the natural heat gradient of the Earth and compression. The hot water then rises quickly through a fault at the base of the Hot Springs Mountain. Again the water is really hot.