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How is a Waterfall Formed ? - Geography

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How is a waterfall formed?

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Waterfall: A waterfall is generally formed due to large differences in the rate of erosion. The smaller differences lead to formation of step-like features known as rapids. The water that falls down the edge of hard resistant rock may have at the bottom a soft rock. It is this soft rock that gets eroded fast and creates a hollow basin called plunge pool. Some of the world’s highest and best known falls are Angel Falls (986 m) in Venezuela and Yosemite fall (778 m), California, USA.

Concept: Denudation
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Morning Star ICSE Class 9 Total Geography
Chapter 10 Denudation
Short Answer Questions | Q 5
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