As the Springtime weather brings more and more rain, you may notice the water is ponding rather than receding, and in some places, it even appears to be coming up out of the groundBut why? The simple answer is Karst!

Karst is a landscape that has soluble bedrockRainwater eventually drains undergroundOver time, the groundwater erodes passageways in the bedrock to form features such as caves and sinkholes.  When these fill up, there is no more space underground to hold additional water. So, during heavy or extended rains, water can begin to spring upwards gurgling to the surface. This can result in unique phenomena like sinkhole flooding and karst geysers.   

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