vadose shaft


vadose shaft
   A vertical tube in the vadose zone that may be a few inches to several feet in diameter and may be a few feet deep to hundreds and over a thousand of feet deep. They commonly occur as complexes. A drain hole is usually evident at their base.
   See also vertical shaft.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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