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Wielander, B.; Audra, P.
Forschungen in der grotte des chamois (alpes-de-haute-provence, frankreich) 2009-2011
Explorations in the Grotte des Chamois 2009-2011
2012
63
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91
101
In the Grotte des Chamois (length: approx. 10 km) in the south of France one of the most remarkable underground rivers of France can be found: the underground Coulomp. The Coulomp-spring (mean discharge approx. 1 m³/s) is located directly below the cave entrance, but the subterranean course of the river was only discovered recently, during an international expedition in 2009. Close to the entrance of the cave three sumps have to be passed, which makes exploration extremely strenuous and time-consuming. At the moment one of the main challenges is to create an artificial dry entrance to the cave to allow further explorations.
Wielander, B.; Audra, P., 2012, Forschungen in der grotte des chamois (alpes-de-haute-provence, frankreich) 2009-2011 , Die Hoehle , 63 , 91 - 101