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Greer Spring is the second largest spring in Missouri with an average daily flow of 222 million gallons. The spring water gushes from the ground as a boil and then cascades 60 feet over the course of a mile-and-a-quarter deep ravine before entering the Eleven Point River.
Anheuser-Busch Cos. tried to acquire the spring to bottle the springs water. In 1987, Conservationist Leo Drey purchased the property to prevent the sale to Anheuser-Busch and then later sold it to the U.S. Forest Service. Interestingly, Anheuser-Busch contributed to the money needed for Drey’s purchase of the spring and surrounding area.
A 44-mile section of the Eleven Point River is among the original eight rivers included in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
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