Hot spring said discovered in Katkovalam

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 August 2005, 04:14 GMT]
A hot spring was discovered in Punithanagar near Katkovalam, in Vadamaradchi East in the Jaffna district, in the process of digging for laying the foundation of a new house for tsunami victims Thursday, sources said.

HotspringArchaeologists at the University of Jaffna have been notified of the finding.

Volunteer Organizations are helping in the construction of permanent houses in the area for tsunami victims.

According to the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, most hot springs result from the emergence of groundwater that has passed through or near recently formed, hot, igneous rocks.

The search for alternative sources of energy in view of the scarcity of fossil fuels has in recent years generated interest in using the energy found in hot springs.


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