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Earth Karst Geo-Hydrology of the Ozarks Plateau

The water cycle in the Ozarks: In this karst area, rainfall enters the groundwater system through the soil or by flowing  into sinkholes and streams. Springs form where land drops low enough to meet underground water.

For kids: to learn more about the water cycle, click hereGeology and Hydrology of the Ozarks Plateau

Illustration by Jacqui Froelich, published by the Ozarks Resource Center, West Plains, MO. Used by permission.