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  Mount Tahti badland
 
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 The indicated altitude of Mount Tahti is the acme of the Mituo township. The hill being put under military control, local residents have no access to it. They do not care too much, having regarded the hill as featureless and mediocre.
 When experts unveiled the “Niaosung Culture layer” in Mount Tahti, Mituo residents began to wake up to the value of the hill. They were also told that it had the badland that lies closest to the seashore.
 “Mount Tahti” is in fact a group of mudstone hills. A couple of hills surround the central hill, where the army constituted a fort. The appearance of these hills alters with weather and the rainy season.
 The name “badland” originates from the rugged, sterile areas in the mid-west of the States. On Mount Tahti, the loamy sand is seriously eroded. Intermittent rain-eroded ditches and streams cut into the soft and loose soil.
 The slopes of the hill have been washed out and steep. The fragile surface soil is unable to hold much water. The stratum of gray, impermeable mudstone is exposed. These bare hills are difficult to pass through. And it is hardly possible for plants and animals to survive there.
 The central hill has two mud-gushing outlets. They do not spurt noticeably, being nothing but three to five centimeters in diameter. For the sake of security, the army set up cement escape channels anyway.
 
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