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Name: Waterfall
Definition: A sudden drop in a
river's course that the water
cascades over
Found: Mainly in Upper Course of
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The Formation of a Waterfall
Harder "cap" rock
Softer rock
Step 1: Water flows over layers of hard and soft
rock. A small, natural drop in the rock allows the
river to erode the soft rock while leaving the
harder "cap" rock, increasing the drop.…read more

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The Formation of a Waterfall
Harder "cap" rock
Softer rock
Plunge pool forms
Step 2: River continues to erode vertically. The
force of the water falling makes a plunge pool
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The Formation of a Waterfall
Harder "cap" rock
Softer rock Splashback
undercuts
waterfall
Step 3: Splashback (when some of the water
bounces back) erodes back into the rock at the
base of the waterfall, causing an overhang.…read more

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