Streams can become wider and shallower just above waterfalls due to flowing over the rock shelf

Streams can become wider and shallower just above waterfalls due to flowing over the rock shelf

Streams can become wider and shallower just above waterfalls due to flowing over the rock shelf, and there is usually a deep area just below the waterfall because of the kinetic energy of the water hitting the bottom. However, a study of waterfalls systematics reported that waterfalls can be wider or narrower above or below a falls, so almost anything is possible given the right geological and hydrological setting.

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