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Fountain City: A Search for Water

On Thursday's Central Standard, we dive into our first of three programs exploring how we seek out water in this part of the country. First up: fountains. Learn how to get involved in our photography contest, and our interactive water map.

If you live in KC, you’d have to drive hours to see the nearest waterfall. At least eight hours to sail on one of the Great Lakes. Drive a thousand miles to see the nearest ocean… water is an exotic luxury in this middle-American city. Is that why we’ve got all these fountains around?

Local fountain expert Joceyln Ball-Edson of KC's Parks and Recreation will share tales about area favorites – from the Plaza landmark on your postcards to the Rozzelle Court in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Plus, we’ll talk about the future of fountain design with Tom Cuda of WET Design, a group creating massive water beauties around the world.

View The Search for Water in a larger map

Time to dig out your digital camera – we’re asking you to get involved in a KCUR photo contest – we want to see where you go to seek out water. Send your photos to centralstandard@kcur.org. Those participating in the photo contest will get to see their photos in slideshow on the website.