Geologists and geographers study how to develop how and where karst develops and how sinkholes form, but engineers must use this information to develop karst terrane. Over the past ten years, these multidisciplinary conferences on the applied aspects of karst hydrogeology and engineering have been successful in bringing together engineers, geologists, other scientists and government regulators who must safely establish human infrastructure on karst terrane whilst protecting the environment.  The essences of these conferences has always been communciation between geologists and engineers with an emplasis on practical applications and case studies. This text contains the proceedings of the fifth conference on karst geohazards. It presents 65 papers that cover topics such as: groundwater contamination through sinkholes and the karst surface; stormwater drainage and flooding problems; and foundation considerations and improvements in karst.

part 1|7 pages

Keynote paper

part 2|83 pages

Karst geology Surficial processes and sinkholes

chapter |6 pages

Historical references to karst studies

ByPhilip E. Lamoreaux

chapter |6 pages

Mechanical impacts of air and water compression in karst conduits

ByJian Chen, George Thomas, Ian Jones

chapter |12 pages

Subsidence and related features in the Tully Valley, Central New York

ByFrank J. Getchell

chapter |9 pages

Sinkhole distribution in Winona County, Minnesota revisited

BySuzanne Magdalene, E. Calvin Alexander

chapter |7 pages

Supai salt karst features: Holbrook Basin, Arizona

ByJames T. Neal

chapter |6 pages

Thresholds for soil transport and the long term stability of sinkholes

ByWilliam B. White, Elizabeth L. White

part 3|84 pages

Karst hydrogeology

chapter |7 pages

Hydrogeologic setting of Northern Guam

ByWendell Barner

chapter |7 pages

Groundwater quality reflect karst development: A case study in central-west Florida

ByJian Chen, George Thomas, Sam Upchurch

chapter |6 pages

A spacial-correlation model for assessment of large-areal sinkhole and water quality data

ByJian Chen, George Thomas, Sam Upchurch

part 4|28 pages

Karst geohazards Groundwater contamination through sinkholes and the karst surface

part 5|50 pages

Karst geohazards Transport of groundwater contamination in a karst aquifer

chapter |6 pages

Contaminant transport mechanisms in karst terrains and implications on remediation

ByWendell Barner, Kristine Uhlman

chapter |13 pages

Diffuse flow and DNAPL recovery in the Ste. Genevieve and St Louis limestones

ByG.O. Chieruzzi, J.J. Duck, J.M. Valesky, R. Markwell

chapter |6 pages

The use of geochemical methods in the investigation of hazardous waste sites in covered karst terrain

ByTim Glover, Joe Daniel, Andrew Lonergan

chapter |7 pages

Acid mine drainage in karst terranes: Geochemical considerations and field observations

ByIra D. Sasowsky, William B. White, John A. Webb

chapter |6 pages

Is closure-in-place a suitable remedy for unlined landfills in sinkholes?

ByMelissa Mcshea Valentin

part 6|67 pages

Karst geohazards Stormwater drainage and flooding problems

part 7|32 pages

Karst geohazards Case studies on engineering sinkholes

chapter |6 pages

Karst site remediation grouting

ByJoseph A. Fischer, Joseph J. Fischer

chapter |4 pages

Maryland Route 31 sinkhole

ByA. David Martin

chapter |7 pages

Techniques to investigate and remedy sinkholes

ByBashar S. Qubain, Eric J. Seksinsky, Edward G. Aldin

chapter |6 pages

Risk and reward: Pipes and sinkholes in East Tennessee

ByJessee A. Scarborough

part 8|52 pages

Foundation considerations andimprovements in karst

chapter |6 pages

Static and seismic stability of residual soils over a bedrock cavity

ByBen-Hassine Jomâa, Paul E. Booth, Damon R. Riggs

chapter |7 pages

Karst foundation grouting and seepage control at Haig Mill Dam

ByJ.A. Beriswill, R.W. Humphries, A.T. Mcclean, R.L. Kath

chapter |4 pages

Drilled pile foundations in porous, pinnacled carbonate rock

ByWilliam E. Heath

chapter |5 pages

A case history of compaction grouting to improve soft soils over karstic limestone

ByDaniel C. Stapleton, David Corso, Paul Blaktta

chapter |7 pages

Cap reinforcement over a sinkhole as part of a landfill closure

ByMark J. Stelmack, Terry Sheridan, Barry F. Beck

chapter 48|10 pages

Design against collapse of karst caverns

ByThomas M. Tharp

part 9|43 pages

Investigating karstwithgeophysics

part 10|45 pages

Planning andinvestigation forengineering in karst

chapter |9 pages

Clay over karst: Dealing with construction over an eroded and broken karst surface

ByDenise B. Grifftn, Richard M. Berry

chapter |6 pages

Engineering experience with limestone

ByM. Ayub Iqbal

chapter 56|5 pages

The problems of constructions on karst - The examples from Slovenia

ByStanka Šebela, Andrej Mihevc

chapter 57|6 pages

Paleokarstic features in the Belgian carboniferous limestones - Implications to engineering

ByA. Vergari, Yquinif Gefa, J.M. Charlet Gefa

chapter |9 pages

Caves as a geologic hazard: A quantitative analysis from San Salvador Island, Bahamas

ByWilliam L. Wilson, John E. Mylroie, James L. Carew

part 11|41 pages

Government regulations for karstareas

chapter |6 pages

A local government approach to mitigating impacts of karst

ByThomas S. Devilbiss

chapter |5 pages

Status of Kentucky’s regulatory programs that address karst

ByKay Harker, Joseph A. Ray

chapter |3 pages

Government programs and the regulation of dye tracing: The future

ByAlbert E. Ogden

chapter |4 pages

A partnership approach in marketing land use regulations for karst areas

ByCaroline Swartz, Donna Rdrewes

part 12|41 pages

Field trip guide book and related papers

chapter |7 pages

The geology of Cherokee Caverns

ByPaul A. Rubin