Cave Development during a Catastrophic Storm in the Great Valley of Virginia

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Science  24 Dec 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4016, pp. 1327-1329
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4016.1327


Observations made before aind after a catastrophic storml support the conclutsion that caves receivinig storm recharge may be significantly developed in the vadose zone by the processes of niass transfer. These processes are greatly accelerated during times of major floods. Evidence indicates that in ancient times floods of similar magnitude have occurred.

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