Karst GIS, Map, and Publication Resources

Downloadable KGS resources for karst mapping and geographic information systems:

“Karst Occurrence in Kentucky,” KGS Map and Chart 33 (series 12): digitized from 1:500,000-scale geologic map

Sinkhole coverage for the karst areas of Kentucky (compiled by Kentucky Speleological Survey)

Karst groundwater basin maps: Beaver Dam, Campbellsville, Bowling Green, Lexington, Harrodsburg, and Somerset 30 x 60 minute quadrangles

“Inventory of Karst Springs of Fayette County,” KGS Map and Chart 28 (series 12)

Kentucky generalized karst block diagrams : KGS Map and Chart 15, 16, 17, and 18 (series 12)

“Protecting Kentucky's Karst Aquifers from Nonpoint-Source Pollution,” KGS Map and Chart 27 (series 12)

Karst-related KGS reports

Cave Information

The Kentucky Geological Survey does not maintain data on caves. For scientific, engineering, or cave surveying information, contact the Kentucky Speleological Survey, a nonprofit organization formed by cavers in 2000. For general caving and safety training, contact your local chapter of the National Speleological Society.


Last Modified on 2023-10-03
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