Watch: Mariah Bonham | Aquifer Access (3:47 mins)
Mariah Bonham, Groundwater Protection Coordinator, explains why finding abandoned wells is so important to protecting the Edwards Aquifer.
A natural depression or hole formed by the sudden collapse of the land surface, often as a result of dissolution of underlying limestone by flowing groundwater.
A hard sedimentary rock. The Edwards Aquifer is made up of limestone.
Want to visit a cave? Learn more about responsibly exploring area caves.
Ready to drill your own well? Check out these best practices from EAA scientist.
Watch: EAA Karst Learning Lab: Limestone Testing (12:51 mins)
Join Sarah Valdez and Jon Cradit as they conduct a limestone testing activity that you can replicate in your classroom or at home!
Watch: Inside an Edwards Aquifer well (2:39 mins)
“Dive” into an Edwards Aquifer Well and learn about how water flows upwards as you “dive” into the depths.
Pump it up with this simple activity. Build your own aquifer to see how water wells work!
Watch: Porosity (0:43 mins)
Watch: Permeability (0:39 mins)
Watch: Edwards Limestone (1:15 mins)
Watch: Karst (1:04 mins)
Watch: Cave (0:11 mins)
Watch: Geology (0:11 mins)