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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.



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.



Photos
Photos

Gypsum Flower

Frozen Niagra

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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>.