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Alabama (37)
Alaska (43)
American Samoa (5)
Arizona (27)
Arkansas (13)
California (182)
Colorado (80)
Connecticut (14)
District of Columbia (1)
Florida (1)
Georgia (28)
Guam (7)
Hawaii (99)
Idaho (63)
Illinois (4)
Indiana (21)
Iowa (1)
Kansas (3)
Kentucky (20)
Louisiana (3)
Maine (119)
Maryland (13)
Massachusetts (26)
Michigan (201)
Minnesota (44)
Mississippi (4)
Missouri (6)
Montana (119)
Nebraska (8)
Nevada (8)
New Hampshire (50)
New Jersey (6)
New Mexico (15)
New York (171)
North Carolina (100)
Ohio (26)
Oklahoma (25)
Oregon (230)
Pennsylvania (91)
Puerto Rico (5)
Republic of Palau (2)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (21)
South Dakota (7)
Tennessee (74)
Texas (29)
Utah (24)
Vermont (26)
Virginia (41)
Washington (181)
West Virginia (16)
Wisconsin (52)
Wyoming (89)
WATERFALL TYPES
  • Block: Water descends from a relatively wide stream or river.
  • Cascade: Water descends a series of rock steps.
  • Cataract: A large, powerful waterfall.
  • Fan: Water spreads horizontally as it descends while remaining in contact with bedrock.
  • Horsetail: Descending water maintains some contact with bedrock.
  • Plunge: Water descends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface.
  • Punchbowl: Water descends in a constricted form and then spreads out in a wider pool.
  • Segmented: Distinctly separate flows of water form as it descends.
  • Tiered: Water drops in a series of distinct steps or falls.
  • Multi-step: A series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size each with its own sunken plunge pool.

photo: Jess Crawford