sinkhole karst

sinkhole karst
   A landscape dominated by subsurface drainage and sinkholes (dolines) that range widely in sizes and density; the most common type of karst in upland areas of temperate regions (e.g., Highland Rim of TN, northern FL, southwestern MO, etc.); also called doline karst (not preferred).
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