dong Dry River Cave - 干河洞

6. Dry river cave: Cave is a ponor of the river coming from the Muddy cave. Cave is on the opposite, eastern side of the depression. Cave gallery starts with 20 m high entrance and can be followed for 335 m to the exit at the riverbed of the main river. Most part of the cave is more than 10 m wide and high, and dips evenly for 27 m. Two collapse entrances reach cave in the E part, very near the spring from the cave in the main valley of the area. At the time of the visit cave was dry, some water was in the pools of trapped water only. At rainy season cave transmits large water quantity. Galleries are oriented along structural zones in E-W direction, some parts of the channels also use well expressed N-S direction and NE-SW direction. The collapse entrances are connected to crossing of main structural zones, where the limestone is more broken.

Chen Xiaoping, Franci Gabrovsek, Huang Chuxing, Jin Yuzhang, Martin Knez, Janja Kogovsek, Liu Hong, Metka Petric, Andrej Mihevc, Bojan Otonièar, Shi Mengxiong, Tadej Slabe, Stanka Sebela, Wu Wenqing, Zhang Shouyue, Nadja Zupan Hajna- South China Karst I 1 Karst Studies of Yunnan 2 Cave Studies in W Guizhou (1998)
247p- Published by : Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti, 247p., 1998
Analyse :
Members of the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, Postojna, and members of the Yunnan Institute of Geography and Institute of Geology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences gathered the results of karstological researches of south Chinese karst in two projects adopted by an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of China. The projects Karst Environmental Protection and Exploitation of Cave Resources and Study of Stone Forest Genesis, Function and Structures of the Underground Karst Aquifers in Lunan, Yunnan Province were going on from 1995 to 1997. They were made feasible by the Slovene and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and supported by Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Commission, Administration of Stone Forest, and The Ninth Township Scenic Spots and Historical Sites Administrative Bureau, Yiliang County. The researches were carried out near Liupanshui, the western part of Guizhou, in karst between the mountains in Guizhou and Yunnan Plateau, in the area of Lunan stone forests and in cone-karst at Xichou, Yunnan.

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