Karst features of the Lost River basin in southern Indiana

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Karst -- Indiana -- Lost River Region -- Guidebooks, Geology -- Indiana -- Lost River Region -- Guide
Statementby Robert R. Mindick
SeriesField guide ; 3
The Physical Object
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ANNOTATION: This guidebook is concerned primarily with the karst geology, hydrology, and water quality of the Spring Mill Lake and Lost River basins in southern Indiana. This guidebook is designed to be a self-guided trip and includes a road log describing geologic features along the field trip route from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell in Lawrence County, Indiana.

The Lost River is a river that rises in Vernon Township, Washington County, Indiana, and discharges into the East Fork of the White River in Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana. The river's unusual hydrology has led to two of its features being named as National Natural Landmarks.

The Lost River karst basin is a complex combination of both surface and subterranean drainage guided by the underlying geology and flow conditions. The upper Lost River sub-basin in eastern Orange County and western Washington County covers km 2 and ultimately discharges at Lost River Rise.

Karst features of the Lost River basin in southern Indiana book The landscape is characterized by the presence of. Karst geology, hydrology, and water quality in the Spring Mill Lake and Lost River drainage basins in southern Indiana Map showing selected subsurface dye traces in south central-Indiana Keywords: hydrology, hydrogeology, karst, groundwater, fracture, limestone, terrain.

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Tracer tests using organic dyes have identified the groundwater basin boundaries, flow direction, and flow velocity (Murdock & Powell,Bassett,Bayless et al ).According to the tracer test results, water recharged in the thick soil layer and sinkhole plain in the Mitchell Plain discharges at the Orangeville Rise ().The Orangeville Rise is a perennial karst spring located in the.

Whether you are planning a visit to one of Indiana's tourist caves, looking to explore some of the state's wild caves, or just curious about Indiana underground, this compact and comprehensive field guide is the place to start.

It explains how caves are created, the different geological features to be seen in them, and the types of animals that inhabit them. Caves are features of Karst topography.

Underneath the rolling hills and glistening streams of Southern Indiana lies an extraordinary world practically unknown to man. The mysterious underground world of caves with their intricate passageways and dramatic formations is a.

Lost River Field Trip for the Indiana Water Resources Association Richard L. Powell IntroductIon This guidebook primarily covers karst features and subterranean drainage within parts of the Mill Creek and Lost River watersheds located on the Mitchell Plateau and Crawford Upland phys-iographic units (Gray,p.

8–9, and Malott. Perhaps no other karst area in the world shows the relation between river erosion and cave development so clearly as these low-relief plateaus, where carbonate rocks are exposed at the surface around the perimeter of the Illinois structural basin (Fig.

1).In general, the rocks dip gently at less than half a degree toward the center of the basin, which is located in southern Illinois (Fig. Conceptual model of the hydrologic components of the upper Lost River drainage basin in south-central Indiana and (B) Water budget calculations for Orangeville Rise spring, southern Indiana 5.

Characteristic values for the slope of the recession curve development of karst, and not all karst features are present or developed to. Water recharged through the thick, mantled karst and sinkhole plains in the eastern portion of the upper Lost River drainage basin discharges at the Orangeville Rise located at the western edge of the basin Murdock and Powell,Bassett,Bayless et al., A karstic flow system in the upper Lost River drainage basin in south central Indiana, USA, was investigated using SO4 concentration and δ34SSO4 as tracers.

The flow system was characterized as. in just 25 hours in carbonate rocks in the Lost River karst basin located in Orange County, southern Indiana (Murdock and Powell, ). If groundwater velocities of this same magnitude are present in northern Indiana, where row-crop agriculture is widespread (Randall and Mulla, ; Pyron and Neumann, ), then it has important implications for.

Ashton, K.,The analysis of flow data from karst drainage systems, Cave Research Group Great Britain Trans – Google Scholar. Water chemistry and δ 34 S(SO 4) studies suggest two flow systems in the karst terrane of southern Indiana: (1) a shallow flow system exists, which is dominated by surface water entering the ground through fractures; and (2) a deeper regional groundwater flow system recharged by diffuse chemistry of the water in the regional system may be dominated by the solution of gypsum in.

The Lost River basin has been the subject of numerous studies for many decades. In andthe USGS and the USACE conducted an investigation to define the ground-water drainage boundaries of the basin better and to increase the understanding of the hydrogeology near the town of Orleans, which is subject to frequent flooding.

Welcome to the Lost River Hostel We’re a hostel in the woods based in rural Indiana, somewhere between a hotel and camping. We believe the way we’ll create change is from creating spaces where people can become their best selves. We’d love to spend some time with you. A feature almost similar to doline in appearance but with shallow depth and larger area.

extent is called solution pan. The solution pan of the Lost River of Indiana (USA) is 30 acres in area. Sometimes, the floor of dolines is plugged due to deposition of clay, with the result water cannot percolate downward and thus doline is filled with water.

Hasenmueller, N.R.,Amendment to the Quality Assurance Project Plan for nonpoint source contamination of the Spring Mill Lake drainage basin: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study20 p. Karst geology and hydrology of the Spring Mill Lake and Lost River drainage basins in southern Indiana.

Request PDF | Surface-water and groundwater interactions and streamflow-response simulations of the karst-influenced upper Lost River Watershed, Orange County, Indiana | The U.S. Geological Survey. @article{osti_, title = {Karst development in central Butler County, Kansas}, author = {Bain, B.A.}, abstractNote = {Research was conducted to study the geology and hydrology of sinkholes, springs, and caves formed in Lower Permian, Fort Riley Limestone, located in central Butler County, Kansas.

Description Karst features of the Lost River basin in southern Indiana EPUB

The goal was to better understand the controlling factors of these karst features and the. IN THE LOST RIVER WATERSHED NEAR ORLEANS, INDIANA by E. Randall Bayless, Charles J. Taylor, and Mark S. Hopkins ABSTRACT The Mitchell Plain, a physiographic unit in south central Indiana, is a classic example of karst topography.

The town of Orleans, Ind., which is in the Mitchell Plain, is a site of frequent flooding. Wesley Chapel Gulf was designated as a National Natural Landmark in due to its impressive geologic features.

The gulf provides a rare glimpse of the Lost River on its subterranean path. Several other karst features are represented in the immediate area of the Gulf including swallow holes, sinkholes, and caves.

Description. The river starts in the Rocky Mountains and flows in a generally southeast direction into the Snake River to its name, the Big Lost River's surface flow does not reach any larger river, but vanishes into the Snake River Aquifer at the Big Lost River Sinks, giving the river its name.

The river is one of the Lost streams of Idaho, several streams that flow into the plain. The Lost River flow comes from land that is part of Washington, Orange, Lawrence, Martin, and Dubois Counties in Indiana. The headwaters of Lost River originate in western Washington County, Indiana.

Lost River generally flows west into Orange County to a point where it sinks underground into the karst. Indiana has more caves than most people probably realize. The Blue River Basin of Southern Indiana is a karst region that’s home to over 1, caves.

The vast majority of our state’s caves remain undiscovered, unexplored, or at least, uncommercialized. of the Lost River Cave System, Orange County, In-diana, Back Underground in Indiana – Guidebook for the National Convention of the National Speleological Society, pages Lewis, J.J.

Details Karst features of the Lost River basin in southern Indiana FB2

Lost River cave and karst bio-logical survey. Final Report, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, Contract No. Karst terrains are typically underlain by limestone or dolomite, and may contain a broad continuum of karst features and karst activity.

Preliminary investigation of candidate sites will allow ranking of the sites, rejection of some unsuitable sites, and selection of a few sites for additional studies. Lost River Watershed southern Indiana. Groundwater can flow quickly and over long distances through carbonate rock aquifers; for example, groundwater traveled km in just 25 hours in carbonate rocks in the Lost River karst basin.

The expanded study will include all of the Crawford Upland karst physiography between White River and East Fork in southern Indiana.

LITERATURE CITED Beede, J.W. The cycle of subterranean drainage as illustrated in the Bloomington, Indiana Quadrangle. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science Carr, D.

Binkley's Cave, Blue Spring Cave, and the Lost River Cave System (all in Indiana) and Hidden River Cave (Kentucky) all have mapped lengths of 30–40 km. The erosional relief of the sinkhole plain is generally less than 50 m, and so the caves rarely contain more than one or two distinct levels of passage development.Karst features exist in an area of southern Indiana.

This area ranges from miles wide and stretches from Crawfordsville to the Ohio River (see attached map). Much attention has been given by INDOT in the planning, design, and construction of road projects in the karst area.

There are, however, certain responsibilities assigned to. The Oxbow – "In the central Ohio Valley, the most important remaining wetland is a 2,acre spread of level river bottom farmland on the shore of the Ohio River, know as the Oxbow.

The Oxbow is a broad floodplain where the Great Miami River empties into the Ohio. This area where three states – Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky – come together, is near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, seventeen .