• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Abstract - Hydrologic Budgets for the Madison and Minnelusa Aquifers, Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming

Carter, Janet, Hamade, Ghaith and Jarrell, Gregory. 2001. Hydrologic Budgets for the Madison and Minnelusa Aquifers, Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, Water Years 1987-1996. U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Department of the Interior, Rapid City, SD. 53 p.

Abstract

This report contains information on the important water resources for the Black Hills. The report discusses the importance of recharge to the area aquifers, and impacts from human uses. This report presents the hydrologic budgets for the Madison and Minnelusa aquifers and estimates of transimissvity.

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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.