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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 16, 2021 – Staff members at Roaring River State Park invite the public to the park amphitheater from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 to meet the divers who are currently filming and conducting research on Roaring River Spring.

Past dive teams from 1979 and 1999 were limited due to traditional scuba equipment and could descend only 224 feet into the spring before they were stopped by a narrow constriction. The KISS dive team has made history by not only squeezing past the restriction, but also mapping and filming hundreds of feet beyond what was once considered the "bottom" of the spring.

The team will show off their modern equipment and explain how they safely navigate the dark underwater cavern. Visitors can expect to learn more about the KISS Dive Team's research, as well as the amazing discoveries the divers have made below the surface of Roaring River Spring.  

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

Roaring River State Park is located seven miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County. For more information about the event, contact the park office at 417-847-2539.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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