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sinkhole

a depression or cavity formed in the earth when underlying material collapses

ridge

a long, narrow, raised area, such as the crest of a hill

groundwater

the water beneath the earth's surface that supplies springs and wells

cavern

a large cave

permeable

about a substance, for example rock, such that liquid or gas can move through it

cave

a natural hollow in the earth, especially one with an opening in a hillside or cliff

conduit

a channel, ditch, or pipe used to convey water or other liquid

topography

the shape and height or depth of the surface features of a place, area, or region

contaminate

to make water, air, or land dirty or unhealthy by adding waste material

sewage

water and waste carried away in sewers

sediment

solid material that settles to the bottom of a liquid

erosion

how the earth's surface is worn away by glaciers, wind, and waves

dolomite

calcium magnesium carbonate, the most common rock in the Bryant watershed

karst

an area where limestone is common and there are many sinkholes and caves

chert

a hard compact variety of quartz, found in limestone

sandstone

rock that is formed of grains of quartz held together with a cementlike structure

geology

the study of the physical structure, composition, and development of Earth

watershed

the area of land that drains into a river, river system, or lake

pollute

to make impure or unusable by contact or adding a harmful substance

limestone

a sedimentary rock of calcium carbonate composed primarily of the mineral calcite

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