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Fulmer Falls waterfall in the Childs Recreation Area in the Pocono Mountains
Small waterfall

A waterfall is a body of water that rushes down a steep ledge. The water flows from higher land of harder rock, then it falls down a big step of rock to lower land of softer sock where it will continue on its journey. Waterfalls are usually made when a river is young.[1]

The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela where the water falls 979 m (3,212 ft).[2]

See also


  1. Carreck, Rosalind, ed (1982). The Family Encyclopedia of Natural History. The Hamlyn Publishing Group. pp. 246–248. ISBN 0711-20225-7.
  2. "Angel, Salto". Retrieved 2009-02-25.