Among the springs in Zellertal, the water outlets "In den Löchern" southeast of Niefernheim occupy a special position. They form ponds covered by marsh plants, from which occasionally stand out rotten stumps. While at the beginning of19. In the 17th century, 5 spring ponds were found, only one is left today.How is the origin of these spring ponds to be explained?
The repeatedly observed sinking of tall trees suggests that with strong buoyancy from below rising water first underwells the heavily permeable cover layer and then causes the trees to collapse. The penetration of the springs from the depths is to be seen as a testimony that these water spills lie at tectonically marked places. You are at the intersection of two fault lines, which are therefore responsible for their emergence.
The source ponds lie once in the course of the raging in the eastern Zellertal faults. On the other hand, in the northern continuation of the Rhenish fault line, which borders the Buntsandsteinbarre, which appears in the Eisbachtal to the west. The Niefernheimer "holes" are thus real rejection sources.
Excerpt from "Das Zellertal" by Heinz Klug
March 28, 2019
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