What makes this water bubble up to the surface every three minutes like clockwork? And why is this once popular attraction all but forgotten these days?

It might not be much compared to the mighty geyser of Yellowstone, but the boiling springs of Eagle Creek have their own unique wonder that has mystified visitors for as long as people have lived in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.

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Welcome to the Boiling Springs of Eagle Creek in Savage, Minnesota

Credit: Canva/Riel HD via YouTube
Credit: Canva/Riel HD via YouTube

Technically these are called mudspots and unlike the mudspots at Yellowstone National Park, it's not the geothermal heat that causes them to boil, but rather an underground spring.

Unlike Yellowstone’s mudpots, there’s no real heat involved in making Maka Yusota “boil.” Rather, Boiling Springs’ effect is caused by an artesian spring that lies under the creek bed, and as it flows to the surface, it must push up through the mud at the bottom of the stream. It cannot do so, however, until enough pressure builds up and it “boils” to the top. Once the pressure is relieved, the boiling stops, and the process starts all over again.

-Only in Your State Minnesota

If you're interested in where to find the Boiling Springs of Savage, Minnesota, it's pretty easy to find, as it runs right along the border of Shakopee and Savage at Boiling Springs, Savage, MN 55378, USA.

To learn more about the boiling springs of Savage, Minnesota, check out the YouTube video below, where you can see this unique water formation in slow motion.

And to learn more about the boiling springs, read the full article from Only in Your State Minnesota.

Story Source: Only in Your State Minnesota Website

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