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Great Falls of the Potomac ...

Oliver Peck Newman

Great Falls of the Potomac ...

newspaper article

by Oliver Peck Newman

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Published by Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Falls of the Potomac (Md. and Va.),
  • Potomac River.
    • Subjects:
    • Water-power -- Potomac River.,
    • Great Falls of the Potomac (Md. and Va.)

    • Edition Notes

      Presented by Mr. Brown. Ordered printed January 27, 1911.

      Statementby O. P. Newman, giving a history of the water-power rights of the Great Falls of the Potomac.
      Series[United States] 61st Congress, 3d Session. Senate. Doc. 790
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC425 .P8 1911
      The Physical Object
      Pagination9 p.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6538806M
      LC Control Number11035124
      OCLC/WorldCa5820654


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The river occupies a broad valley, and the future site of the falls is marked by rapids and ledges of resistant rock. Gravel-covered benches (T) are remnants of an older, higher valley floor. Difficult Run (D—D') flows across a broad, flat flood plain to empty into the Potomac. The Falls formed when sea level dropped during the last Ice Age, causing the Potomac to downcut its valley.

The Great Falls The Great Falls are actually a series of cascades and rapids on a two-thirds of a mile stretch of the Potomac. The river drops about 76 feet over this distance.

None of the individual falls exceeds a 20 foot drop. At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country.

The River Trail is a good place to look for those clues. Hikers in Great Falls Park are walking along the ancient Potomac River bed, now located feet above the river's current location.

Evidence of the ancient Potomac River bed can be seen in well-rounded boulders, smoothed surfaces and grooves, and beautifully formed potholes. Great Falls National Park, Virginia: Dakota Wesley drops his kayak into the river s shallow edge.

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Great Falls of the Potomac is one of the greatest natural wonders in the Washington DC area. The Potomac River cascades over the granite bedrock in the river valley in a series of beautiful falls.

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