- The filling of void spaces in rocks to prevent the flow of water into and through the rock; most commonly associated with dams.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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