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Newsome Sinks Karst Area

Newsome Sinks Karst Area
Newsome Sinks Karst Area

Newsome Sinks Karst Area occupies a north-south trending karst valley about 4 miles long, 3/4 mile wide and 400 feet deep. Both ends of the drainage basin are higher in elevation than the valley floor, forcing water runoff to escape through subterranean passageways. The Newsome Sinks area is hollowed out by more than 40 caves, with over 50,000 feet of known passages. Most of the passages are dry, carrying water only during periods of heavy rainfall.

Location: Morgan County, AL

Year designated: 1973

Acres: 1,700

Ownership: Private

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012