Young's Cave Survey, August 2019
Questions We Can Answer
- Is my house at risk of falling into a sinkhole?
- Is my cave valuable and can it be commercially developed?
- Will project development contaminate the karst aquifer and spring outflow?
- Will mining into karst aquifers disrupt natural groundwater and spring flow?
- Is it safe to place contaminants in limestone mines and quarries?
- Is it prudent to inject contaminants into deep karst formations (e.g., Florida)?
- Where would contaminant excursions go?
- What are the risks of placing gas pipelines in karst terrains?
- What can be done to protect and preserve caves?
- Can my karst spring be developed as a water supply?
- Karst & Cave Characterization
- Karst Investigations
- Spring Water Supply Assessment
- Land Use Planning
- Mine Hydrology Investigations
- Tracer Testing of Groundwater Flow Paths
- Sinkhole Assessment
- Contaminant Transport
- Species Protection
- Pipeline Risks in Karst Terrains
Example Work Project
A major karst spring in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri was investigated as a possible water supply. Extensive chemical testing confirmed its suitability as a food product for bottled water use. Hydrogeologic analysis determined that its 16 to 47 million gallon per day outflow stems from a 100 mi2
watershed. This work involved water quality assessment, report preparation, and interaction with government agencies.
Other Work Projects Include:
Conceptual Karst Model
Binnewater Karst Flyer
Tracer Flow Test
Limestone Mines Integrate Karst Flow Paths