• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Abstract - Hydrologic Study of Jewel and Wind Caves

Alexander, E. Calvin, Jr. 1986. Hydrologic Study of Jewel and Wind Caves. University of Wyoming - National Park Service Research Center. pp. 177-183.

Abstract

This report consists of a progress summary of work done in the first half of the second year of study. The research underway had the following objectives: 1. To evaluate the water distribution within the areas of Jewel and Wind Caves; 2. To determine the effects of human impact upon the natural hydrological system; 3. To document any detrimental effects to the water quality; 4. To document any instances in which the cave environment is adversely affected by the quality or quantity of the water present; and 5. To provide options to present water use practices if necessary. Note: Included is a short list of publications based on this project.

Did You Know?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.