Karst springs are water outlets from karst-hydrologically active cavities in water-soluble rocks, whether they are on the surface or within the earth (cave springs). There are scarcely any other characteristics which apply to them alone. The same lime contents, the same amounts of discharge and the same temperatures can be found in other springs as well. Springs emerging from rocks which are permeable, but practically insoluble and therefore nonkarstifiable (volcanic tuffs, lava, etc.) are exempted from this definition.
KeywordsOpen Joint Periodic Spring Karst Water Karst Spring Piezometric Surface
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