Hydrogeol J (2018) 26:361–365 DOI 10.1007/s10040-017-1673-2 EDITOR’SMESSAGE Editor’s Message: US Environmental Protection Agency’sCoal Combustion Residuals Rule strengthens regulatory recognition of karst groundwater flow Chris Groves Received: 28 June 2017 /Accepted: 11 September 2017 /Published online: 4 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 . . Keywords Karst Groundwater monitoring Carbonate with the concept that the majority of groundwater flow in karst . . . rocks Contamination Groundwater protection CCR rule aquifers tends to be through discrete conduits (e.g. Quinlan and Ewers 1986; Palmer 2007;Ewers 2016). This includes the fact that wells—a mainstay for groundwater monitoring in Karst landscapes and aquifers form in especially soluble bed- porous media aquifers—can often be ineffective for success- rock, most often in carbonate rocks such as limestone, and are fully monitoring karst groundwater (Fig. 1). Quinlan and characterized by features such as caves, sinkholes, under- Ewers (1986) wrote that the Bprobability of a randomly locat- ground rivers, and large springs. Porosity elements range from ed monitoring well intercepting the trunk conduit which small pore spaces to conduits that are often meters or even tens drains a groundwater basin, or the tributary conduit which of meters in diameter. While most storage is in small openings drains
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