Texas Speleological Survey Monographs

A publication series dedicated to publishing doctoral dissertations, masters theses, and other in-depth studies of Texas caves and karst. Topics may include geological, biological, archaeological, conservation management, and other related sciences.

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Hypogene Karst of Texas.

Editors: Kevin W. Stafford (Department of Geology, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA) and George Veni (National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA).

Texas Speleological Survey, Monograph 3
Austin, TX: Texas Speleological Survey, 2018. 122 pp.
ISBN 978-0-9906938-1-9

Open Access

This report is an open access publication and may be used freely with citation. Download here.

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Temporal Links between Climate and Hydrology: Insights from Central Texas Cave Deposits and Groundwater

Temporal Links Between Climate and Hydrology: Insights from Central Texas Caves.
By MaryLynn Musgrove. TSS Monographs 2. 2009. 190 pp.

TSS Monograph 1

Geomorphology, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, and Evolution of the Karstic Lower Glen Rose Aquifer, South-Central Texas.
By George Veni. TSS Monograph 1. 410 pp.

Monograph 1 is Dr. George Veni's doctoral dissertation, completed at the Pennsylvania State University in 1994. It examines aquifer and cave development in the Lower Glen Rose Aquifer within Bexar, Comal, Kendall counties, where many of the longest caves in Texas occur. This publication will be of interest to not only geoscientists and cave explorers, but to planners, administrators, educators, and citizens who manage or depend on the Lower Glen Rose Aquifer - which is a state designated critical water resource of limited supply that is experiencing rapidly increasing demand. This report includes extensive appendices with cave, well, spring, water level, water quality, and other appendices. Due to the likely interest among non-geologists, an extensive glossary has been added by the author to this reformatted edition.