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Dore Seep Nature Preserve, May 2008

Dore Seep Nature Preserve, May 2008

Putnam County

At several areas along the river bluffs, groundwater emanates from wide expanses called seeps, eventually forming spring runs that flow into the river or to bottomland lakes. Due to the special chemical characteristics of the groundwater, unique plant communities form around the seeps in the peaty, spongy soil. The plant community at Dore Seep is considered to be of very high quality.