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Karst scenery is the unique features in a Karst region resulting from the action of water. When calcium carbonate is exposed a weak carbonic acid formed by rain dissolving CO2 it’s dissolved to form calcium hydrogen carbonate which is removed from the rock in solution resulting in surface and underground features in such a limestone region. The factors influencing Development of Karst Scenery includes;

1. Surface rock and the rock below should be hard and well jointed for acid water to percolate and cause solution to happen e.g. limestone, chalk or dolomite.

2. Climate should be hot to speed chemical weathering and humid for availability of rain which is a solvent.

3. Should have a lot of vegetation to release Carbondioxide -CO2.

4. Water table to be far below the surface so that the whole limestone rock is not dissolved and underground features fail to be formed.

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