Big Bend Conservancy
...while we were giving our spring report.
... Also heard that they (the rangers) are discouraging people from drinking it. Didn't really say why...
Filtering is only effective on removing particulate matter and cells.Dissolved material such as sodium, calcium, chloride or sulfate, will notbe removed by a filter. I do not know which elements are responsible forthe high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) at Solis spring and so can notpredict the likely outcome of consuming the water. Symptoms could rangefrom a mild laxative to dehydration to electrolyte imbalance. If you seeany white powdery precipitant around a spring, the water is too salty forconsumption
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