Types of Water falls- According to the shape and structure

Types of Waterfalls- According to the shape and structure
Types of Waterfalls- According to the shape and structure
One of the important landscapes of the earth's natural landscapes is the 'waterfall'. Generally, if the hard and soft rocks lie in the high flows of the river, the soft rocks from the hard rock become more decayed. As a result, the river flows from the solid rock to the soft rock that creates the land form, it is called waterfall. Also, if the steep grounds, landslides, etc. are located on the river or stream of water, waterfalls are created. You can take a look at the world's main waterfall

According to the shape and structure, the waterfall is divided into the following categories –

1. Rapid waterfall: - If the high-lying rock is elevated on the path of the river, then it is called Rapid waterfall, due to its tilt, which is caused by the storm. Example - Inga Rapid (Congo River). The water produced in the river due to Rapid is called White Water.

2. Cataract Waterfall: - With Rapid, a lot of water-soluble, strong waterfall is called cataract waterfalls. Examples - Victoria Falls (Zambia - Zimbabwe).

3. Block Waterfall: - In broad rivers, less powerful than cataract, greater width than length is known as block waterfalls. Examples - Rhine Falls (Switzerland).

4. Cascade Waterfall: - The waterfall that occurs like a small stepped staircase, like a staircase on an uneven granite, is called Cascade Falls. Example - Kepler Cascade (USA).

5. Tiered Waterfall: - On multiple landslides, when there are several major steps in the same waterfalls, then they are called Tiered waterfalls. Examples - Alexander Falls (Canada).


6. Plunge Waterfall: - When a water of a waterfall caused by a narrow river falls into the horizontal thrust, it associated landslide rocks fall down without touching the rock, it is called Plunge waterfall. Examples - Angel Falls (Venezuela).

7. Multi Step Waterfall: - When any water falls into several branches of the same size, each branch falls on its own frogs, then it is called a Multi-Step Waterfall. Example - Fukuroda Waterfall (Japan).



8. Chute Waterfall: - When the water falls below the surface through a vertical and narrow gap, it is called Chute waterfall. Example - Egan Chute Falls (Canada)

9. Fan Waterfall: - When a water falls in a waterfowl on the ground floor, it is like a fan-shaped, it is called a fan-shaped waterfall. Example - Nelson Falls (Australia)

10. Horsetail Waterfall: - When a water falls in the water almost always, with the collision of the landlord rocks vertically, like a horse's tail, it is called horsetail waterfall. Examples - Hawking Falls (South Africa).



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