Waterfall formation

Hard rock over soft rock

Soft rock is eroded by hydraulic action and corrasion

A overhang is created by this erosion and collapses (into the plunge pool) due to lack of support and gravity

This creates a gorge as the waterfall starts to migrate backwards

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  • Created by: Mykena
  • Created on: 05-04-11 10:14

Formation of a waterfall

Formation of a waterfall is simple...

  • Hard rock over soft rock
  • Soft rock is eroded by hydraulic action and corrasion
  • A overhang is created by this erosion and collapses (into the plunge pool) due to lack of support and gravity
  • This creates a gorge as the waterfall starts to migrate backwards
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