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Karst Topography

Evidence of Karst formation can be found in several locations at the Dixon Center.  Along with the many small sinkholes located on the property, we have a 3.5 acre water filled sinkhole within a short walk of the office.  Not far from the sinkhole is the access point for our clear water springs and streams.  Located on the banks of the Conecuh River are many limestone formations including our cave.

Karst is described as a landscape created by groundwater dissolving sedimentary rock such as limestone. This process creates land forms such as shafts, tunnels, caves, and sinkholes.  Groundwater seeps into and through these land forms. The result is a scenic landscape which is beautiful but fragile, and vulnerable to erosion and pollution http://www.watersheds.org/earth/karst.htm

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