RISING WATER IN NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS PROVIDES VISITORS SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE GLEN ROSE AQUIFER AT WORK
Aquifer Tour Available for Limited Time Only
San Antonio, TexasVisitors to National Bridge Caverns have a rare opportunity to see a spectacular and unique natural phenomenona close-up view of an aquifer.
Due to the recent heavy rains in the area, water has risen within the cavern and is currently covering the lower walkway. While the water remains above the walkway, visitors can participate in the Discovery Aquifer Tour. Because of recent lack of rain, this unique tour has not been available to visitors for several years.
Aquifers are natural filters that trap sediment and other particles and provide natural purification of the ground water flowing through them. The Glen Rose Aquifer, the area’s local underground water reservoir, lies beneath the Caverns. Under normal circumstances the water table is not high enough to be seen. However, when heavy rains send large amounts of groundwater seeping into the aquifer (a process known as “recharge”), the water table begins to slowly rise into the lower chambers of Natural Bridge Caverns. There is no danger to guests or to the Caverns because of the high water levels.
The high water level gives a dramatic look to the lighting in the Caverns as well as to the ancient formations of stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers and soda straws. Photographing and videotaping of these sites in encouraged.
Since these conditions are the result of natural groundwater flow, Natural Bridge Caverns cannot predict the duration of this special opportunity. Visitors are advised to call 201-651-6101 and obtain up-to-date information regarding these tours or visitwww.naturalbridgecaverns.com.
Natural Bridge Caverns is located at 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road in San Antonio. The Caverns open at 9 a.m. daily. Please visitwww.naturalbridgecaverns.comto ticket prices and closing times.
Media Contact: Travis Wuest, 210.651.6101