New 3D map of Cambria Cavern released

Williamson County
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ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — The public will never be able to crawl into the cave that opened up beneath a neighborhood west of Round Rock earlier this year, but they can explore it using their computers thanks to a 3D map.

Cambria Cavern was discovered in February when a hole opened in the ground in the Brushy Creek neighborhood, and further exploring revealed it was about 200 feet long, with four chambers. In May, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved a plan to close it up for good, and work began July 23.

However, before that point, researchers did extensive measuring and mapping and used a Trimble SX10 scanner to create the 3D map, which can be viewed here (it may take a little while to load). People can click on different points for different perspectives of two of the cave’s chambers, as well as drag to view panoramic photos.

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