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WHAT IS KARST? AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

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Karst Waters Institute

Publication Date

January 2016

Abstract

Natural features of the landscape such as caves and springs are typical of karst regions. Karst landscapes are often spectacularly scenic areas. Examples include the sinkhole plains and caves of central Kentucky, the large crystal-clear springs of Florida, and the complex, beautifully decorated caves of New Mexico. Common geological characteristics of karst regions that influence human use of its land and water resources include ground subsidence, sinkhole collapse, groundwater contamination, and unpredictable water supply.

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Karst

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SFS0055999_00001

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