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  *578.205.  Until December 31, 2016 — Definitions. — When used in sections 578.200 to 578.225, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

  (1)  "Cave or cavern", any naturally occurring subterranean cavity enterable by man including, without limitation, a pit, pothole, natural well, grotto and tunnel, whether or not the opening has a natural entrance;

  (2)  "Cave system", the caves in a given area related to each other hydrologically, whether continuous or discontinuous from a single opening;

  (3)  "Show cave", any cave or cavern wherein trails have been created and some type of lighting provided by the owner or operator for purpose of exhibition to the general public as a profit or nonprofit enterprise, wherein a fee is generally collected for entry;

  (4)  "Sinkhole", a hollow place or depression in the ground in which drainage may collect with an opening therefrom into an underground channel or cave including any subsurface opening that might be bridged by a formation of silt, gravel, humus or any other material through which percolation into the channel or cave may occur.


(L. 1980 H.B. 1192 § 2)

Effective 1-01-81

*This section was repealed by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed repeal date, the version of this section in effect until 12-31-16 is printed here.

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