WATERFALLS

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  • FORMATION OF WATERFALLS
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      • The soft rock  erodes more quickly, undercutting the hard rock.
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          • The hard rock is left overhanging and because it isn’t supported, it eventually collapses.
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      • The fallen rocks crash into the plunge pool. They swirl around, causing more erosion.
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          • Over time, this process is repeated and the waterfall moves upstream.
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              • A steep-sided gorge is formed as the waterfall retreats.

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