@Turner Falls -- #Waterfall Fans 63726 and 0 are talking about this page Turner Falls, at 77ft, is locally considered Oklahoma´s tallest waterfall, although its height matches one in Natural Falls State Park. The falls are located on Honey Creek in the Arbuckle Mountains in south central Oklahoma, 6miles south of Davis.HistoryMazeppa Thomas Turner, a Scottish immigrant farmer who married Laura Johnson, a Chickasaw woman, settled in the area in 1878 and discovered the falls.The falls were named for him.Recreational use began in or before 1868. Today, the falls are part of Turner Falls Park, a city park operated by the city of Davis, Oklahoma. The Falls cascade into a natural swimming pool, one of two such pools within the park, and these are popular tourist destinations in the summer.The city of Davis acquired the park in 1919 and operated it until 1950. It then leased the facility to other interests until 1978, when it resumed control.The park covers 1500acre, and also contains nature trails, caves and other interesting geological features. It also has a walk-in castle which was built in the 1930s.PopularityThe venue can be crowded in summer. Reviews of the location at TripAdvisor give an average score of 3 out of 5, but express a wide range of opinions.
@Multnomah Falls -- #Mountain Fans 18125 and 0 are talking about this page Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway.FormationThe waterfall formed at the end of a hanging valley created by the Missoula Floods.DescriptionThe falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542ft and a lower falls of 69ft, with a gradual 9 foot drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620ft. The two drops are due to a zone of more easily eroded basalt at the base of the upper falls.HeightMultnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon. It is credited by a sign at the site of the falls, and by the United States Forest Service, as the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. However, there is some skepticism surrounding this distinction, as Multnomah Falls is listed as the 156th tallest waterfall in the United States by the World Waterfall Database (this site does not distinguish between seasonal and year-round waterfalls).Water sourceUnderground springs from Larch Mountain are the year-round source of water for the waterfall, augmented by spring runoff from the mountain´s snowpack and rainwater during the other seasons.
@Tahquamenon Falls -- #Waterfall Fans 7378 and 0 are talking about this page http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=428 The Tahquamenon Falls are two different waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River. Both sets are located near Lake Superior in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The water is notably brown in color from the tannins leached from the cedar swamps which the river drains. The upper falls are more than 200 feet (60 m) across and with a drop of approximately 48 feet (14 m) During the late spring runoff, the river drains as much as 50,000USgal of water per second, making the upper falls the third most voluminous vertical waterfall east of the Mississippi River, after Niagara Falls and Cohoes Falls, both in New York State.The lower falls, located four miles (6.5 km) downstream, are a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island which can be reached by rowboat. A hiking trail runs between the falls along the riverside, and visitors often play in the lower falls during the summer heat.The falls are within Tahquamenon Falls State Park, between Newberry, Michigan, and Paradise, Michigan. They are a popular tourist destination in the Upper Peninsula during all seasons. Snowmobile trails lead almost to the falls, and walkways are kept clear for most of the winter.
@Hierve el Agua -- #Waterfall Fans 3509 and 0 are talking about this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierve_el_Agua Hierve el Agua is set of natural rock formations in the Mexican state of Oaxaca that resemble cascades of water. The site is located about 70 km east of Oaxaca city, past Mitla, in the municipality of San Lorenzo Albarradas, with a narrow, winding unpaved road leading to the site. The site consists of two rock shelves or cliffs which rise between fifty and ninety metres from the valley below, from which extend nearly white rock formations which look like waterfalls. These formations are created by fresh water springs, whose water is over-saturated with calcium carbonate and other minerals. As the water scurries over the cliffs, the excess minerals are deposited, much in the same manner that stalactites are formed in caves. One of the cliffs, called the "cascada chica" or the Amphitheatre, contains two large artificial pools for swimming as well as a number of small natural pools. One of the artificial pools is very near the edge of the cliff.LocationThe site is located in a very isolated region with rough terrain, dominated principally by holm oak forest, cactus and other semi desert vegetation. The "waterfalls" or rock formations are on cliffs of mountains that rise abruptly from the narrow valley floor below. It is located in ethnic Mixe territory, with the two closest and most populous communities being San Lorenzo Albarradas and San Isidro Roaguia with populations of 1403 and 320 respectively (2005). The springs that produce the rock formations are one of the few water sources in the area.
@Yosemite Falls -- #Waterfall Fans 2718 and 0 are talking about this page http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park, dropping a total of 2425ft from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall. Located in the Sierra Nevada of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak.
@Oneonta Gorge -- #Waterfall Fans 1901 and 0 are talking about this page The Oneonta Gorge is a scenic gorge located in the Columbia River Gorge area of the American state of Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service has designated it as a botanical area because of the unique aquatic and woodland plants that grow there. Exposed walls of 25-million-year-old (Miocene epoch) basalt are home to a wide variety of ferns, mosses, hepatics and lichens, many of which grow only in the Columbia River Gorge. Oneonta Gorge has been described as "one of the true dramatic chasms in the state."There are four major waterfalls on the Oneonta Creek as it runs through the gorge. Middle Oneonta Falls can be seen clearly from a footpath and is very often mistaken for the upper or lower falls. The lower gorge has been preserved as a natural habitat, so there is no boardwalk or footpath through it as such. Thus, Lower Oneonta Falls can only be seen by walking upstream from the creek´s outlet at the Historic Columbia River Highway. To get to a vantage point where the entire lower falls is visible can require wading through water that in some places can be chest-deep, depending on the season and the relative amount of snow-melt. The upper falls are about 1 mile upstream from the middle falls and require scrambling up the creek or climbing down a canyon wall to view. The fourth falls which is "Triple falls" can be seen from a vantage point on the upper trails in the canyon.
@Horseshoe Falls -- #Waterfall Fans 1043 and 0 are talking about this page http://www.niagaraparks.ca Horseshoe Falls, also known as Canadian Falls, is part of Niagara Falls, on the Niagara River. Approximately 90% of the Niagara River, after diversions for hydropower generation, flows over Horseshoe Falls. The remaining 10% flows over American Falls. It is located between Terrapin Point on Goat Island in the US state of New York, and Table Rock in the Canadian province of Ontario.International BorderWhen the boundary line between the United States and Canada was determined in 1819 based on the Treaty of Ghent, the northeastern end of the Horseshoe Falls was in New York, United States, flowing around the Terrapin Rocks, which was once connected to Goat Island by a series of bridges. In 1955 the area between the rocks and Goat Island was filled in, creating Terrapin Point. In the early 1980s the United States Army Corps of Engineers filled in more land and built diversion dams and retaining walls to force the water away from Terrapin Point. Altogether 400ft of the Horseshoe Falls was eliminated. Due to erosion, the falls will continue to move in relation to the boundary line in the future.
@Gullfoss -- #River Fans 1103 and 0 are talking about this page Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward, and about a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11m, and 21m) into a crevice deep. The crevice, about wide and in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running down the waterfall is per second in the summer and per second in the winter. The highest flood measured was per second.As one first approaches the falls, the edge is obscured from view, so that it appears that the river simply vanishes into the earth.During the first half of the 20th century and some years into the late 20th century, there was much speculation about using Gullfoss to generate electricity. During this period, the waterfall was rented indirectly by its owners, Tómas Tómasson and Halldór Halldórsson, to foreign investors. However, the investors´ attempts were unsuccessful, partly due to lack of money. The waterfall was later sold to the state of Iceland, and is now protected.Sigríður Tómasdóttir, the daughter of Tómas Tómasson, was determined to preserve the waterfall´s condition and even threatened to throw herself down. Although it is widely believed, the very popular story that Sigríður saved the waterfall from exploitation is untrue. A stone memorial to Sigriður, located above the falls, depicts her profile.Together with Þingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, Gullfoss forms part of the Golden Circle, a popular day excursion for tourists in Iceland.
@Salto de Apoquindo -- #Rock Climbing Gym Fans 746 and 0 are talking about this page El Salto de Apoquindo es una caída de agua, afluente del estero San Ramón, ubicada en la Quebrada de Ramón, en la comuna de Las Condes, cerca de la ciudad de Santiago (capital de Chile). Es una belleza natural casi ignota para los habitantes del sector.UbicaciónEste salto está ubicado en la cuenca de Ramón.Véase también Apoquindo Cerro Calán Historia de Apoquindo Cerro Apoquindo Sierra de Ramón Quebrada de Ramón Cerro de Ramón Casona de Santa Rosa de ApoquindoEnlaces externos Descripción detallada de la ruta de acceso al Salto del Apoquindo desde La Reina y desde San Carlos de Apoquindo Proyecto PROTEGE del Salto de Apoquindo Video del Salto de Apoquindo en YouTube.Sitio web de la Junta de Vecinos San Carlos de Apoquindo C-25, en Las Condes, Santiago