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Water Table Fluctuations In Wind Cave

Wind Cave is a window into the Madison Aquifer - it supplies water to half the state. Now, new research on the past water table fluctuations in Wind Cave is yielding some interesting results. The on-going study is lending insight to the genesis of the crystals and formations that line the cave walls. The research may even tell scientists something about the past climate in the Black Hills. SDPB's Charles Michael Ray caught up with Dr. Art Palmer. He and his wife Peggy are widely recognized experts on Speleology, or the science of caves.