Karst Information

An Expert Report on Geologic Hazards in the Karst Regions of Virginia and West Virginia, Investigation and Analysis cover of kastning report imageConcerning the Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (5mb pdf file)

“About 25% of the US and the planet’s land surface is karst. Karst areas are the world’s most diverse, fascinating, resource-rich, yet problematic terrains. They contain the largest springs and most productive groundwater supplies on Earth. They provide unique subsurface habitat to rare animals, and their caves preserve fragile prehistoric material for millennia. They are also the landscapes most vulnerable to environmental impacts. Their groundwater is the most easily depleted and polluted.”

Click here to view ICWA karst poster

karst geology poster excerpt

What is Karst?  Click here for ICWA’s “Year of the Karst”  Information Printable PDF

Click here to view What is Karst Information and Glossary

glossary etc from watchman

Click here to view Karst of Monroe Information

Karst of Monroe clipped from watchman

Monroe County Karst