AMCS Bulletin 9
Hydrogeology of the
Sistema Huautla, in the state of Oaxaca, is the deepest cave in the Western Hemisphere, at 1475 meters. This newly typeset master's thesis, originally written in 1994, describes the geology, hydrology, and speleogenesis in the area, which includes many other deep caves. Dye-tracing results, cave maps.
Table of Contents
1 1. Introduction 29 2. Important ideas of karst hydrology 37 3. Stratigraphy of the study area 53 4. Structural geology 77 5.Karst hydrology of the Sistema Huautla Karst Groundwater Basin 91 6. Hydrologic flow patterns 123 7. Geomorphology and speleogenesis of the Sistema Huautla Karst Groundwater Basin 147 8. References