OZCAR-RI SNO_KARST Karst Vald'Orléans - France
OZCAR-RI SNO_KARST Karst Vald'Orléans
The Val d’Orléans is a vast depression in the Loire River main flow, 37 km long and from 4 to 7 km wide. This is a saturated karst aquifer, hosted within a carbonate lacustrine deposit called the Beauce limestone with a high porosity overlain by the Quaternary alluvia of the Loire River. The Loire River feeds more than 80% of the water hosted in the carbonate karst aquifer (11.5 m3/s during low water periods). Water outflows toward several resurgences of the Loiret River through a saturated karst networks.
General Characteristics and Status
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
SNO Karst✖The affiliation of this site with "SNO Karst" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
OZCAR RI✖The affiliation of this site with "OZCAR RI" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
LTER Europe✔This site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France✔ (CZO_EU_FR_189)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net)✖The affiliation of this site with "Critical Zone Collaborative Network (CZ Net)" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.