Construction crews were clearing the ground for storm pipes along RM 620 when a small hole turned into a stunning discovery: Buried under just a few feet of earth was a large cave system 100 feet long and 60 feet wide, with ceilings as tall as 20 feet.
The cave, discovered June 13 between O’Connor and Wyoming Springs drives, has “curtains” of formation including stalactites and stalagmites “everywhere you look,” said Kemble White, an environmental consultant with SWCA Environmental Consultants. The county hired SWCA to assess the environmental impacts of the RM 620 project, which includes adding divided medians and turn lanes to the two-mile stretch between Cornerwood and Wyoming Springs drives.
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