Work Item
ASTM WK81393

New Practice for Phase I Karst Site Assessment

1. Scope

This practice is intended to provide practical and consistent methodology to aid landowners, planners, developers, and other end users in recognizing and documenting the presence of karst features on a subject property.


karst; pseudokarst; site reconnaissance; site characterization


The complicated geologic and hydraulic conditions associated with karst terranes can be problematic for land development, management, or conservation depending on the planned end use of the site. To address potential challenges to development or to other intended end uses of karst sites properly, it is necessary to characterize the karst features and landforms present and their potential impacts to current and future land use.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D18.27

Committee: D18

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-28-2022

Technical Contact: Scott Engel

Item: 001

Ballot: D18.27 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution