Karst aquifers are some of the most important sources of drinking water in the world. During storms, water can flow rapidly through the large underground channels in these aquifers and easily pick up small particles, metals, and other contaminants. Researchers found that sediments washed through karst aquifers during storms come in two waves.

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Source: IAH