spring, perched karst
- The emergence of underground water some where above the basement of a calcareous massif caused by the interbedding of an impermeable or intermittent perched water table by restricting the vertical movement of water, which instead issues from the contact .
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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