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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Waterfall Discovery

Trip: On 8/5/2002, Rene Ohms led Jewel Cave employees Erik Karff, Jared Howell, & Tammi Skalitzky on a survey training trip to the Juice Room area in the Historic Section where they discovered a waterfall.

Trip Report: We had surveyed 87 feet when just after 9pm we heard the sound of rushing water and quickly discovered a large amount of water entering the cave from a dome at station E4F. We decided to abandon the survey and found it raining hard outside. (A subsequent cave radio test determined that the top of this dome is 3-feet below the sidewalk and the bottom of Wind Cave Canyon).

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Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.