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Mammoth Caves. By: Michael Kmiec. What year did mammoth caves become a national park. Mammoth caves became a national park in 1941 because of its Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System and because it is the longest cave system in the world. How was the park formed?.

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Mammoth caves

Mammoth Caves

By: Michael Kmiec


What year did mammoth caves become a national park

What year did mammoth caves become a national park

Mammoth caves became a national park in 1941 because of its Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System and because it is the longest cave system in the world.


How was the park formed

How was the park formed?

The confines of mammoth caves were resting in sea water and when the sea receded it created cracks. When rain water came through it eroded the caves.


What type of rocks can be found in the park

What type of rocks can be found in the park?

The caves are made out of…

  • Limestone

  • Sandstone


What special landmarks are in the park

What special landmarks are in the park

  • Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System

  • The South-Central Kentucky Karst

  • Gypsum Flowers cave formation

  • Frozen Niagra Cave Formation


How is the land inside the park currently changing

How is the land inside the park currently changing?

The land inside the park is changing by more water is getting inside the cave and making stalactites and stalagmites.


What enviornmental issues are affecting the park

What enviornmental issues are affecting the park.

  • Littering

  • Acid rain


How is tehnology used to maintain the park

How is tehnology used to maintain the park?

Helicopters can be used to rescue lost people. They can also help people who are injured or killed.


Topo map

Topo Map


Photos

Photos

Gypsum Flower

Frozen Niagra

Entrance


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • "Mammoth Caves National Park Images." Google. Web. 01 June 2010. <http://google.com>.

  • "Mammoth Caves National Park." U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America. Web. 01 June 2010. <http://nps.gov>.

  • "Mammoth Caves National Park." Wikipedia. Web. 01 June 2010. <http://wikipedia.com>.


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