Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Blind Valley

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_180
This is a landform in karst areas where the river valley has no obvious exit. In this landform, the surface water disappears into a cave at a steep wall near the end of a valley and becomes a subterranean waterflow or underground river. This blind valley landform is often located near the contact between soluble and non-soluble rocks, where streams on non-soluble rock tend to flow into the ground when they reach soluble rock strata (Fig. 18).
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