Watery Wednesday #123: Twin Falls

Twin Falls, Rock Island State Park, Tennessee.

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Twin Falls in Rock Island State Park here in Tennessee is a relatively new waterfall.  It didn’t appear until a dam was built on the river on the other side of the hill containing the falls.  As the reservoir filled, water filled caverns in the hill and ‘leaked’ out the other side.  After unsuccessfully trying to stop the leaks, hydrologists decided that the hill was not in danger of collapsing, and Tennessee state parks had a new attraction.

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21 Responses to “Watery Wednesday #123: Twin Falls”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Very pretty and an interesting history!

  2. jlshall (Joysweb) Says:

    That’s a great story, and what a beautiful waterfall! Good thing they weren’t able to plug those leaks!

  3. Neal Says:

    Interesting…a man made waterfall. I have never heard of such a thing. They look like beautiful falls from the great picture you captured.

  4. diane Says:

    Wow. That is an unusual way for a waterfall to form but it has turned out super waterfall but maybe not a super dam if it leaks.

  5. Sandra Says:

    so this one is man made. they did good letting it stay there

  6. Linda G. Says:

    That’s a pretty waterfall. Thank you for sharing how this waterfall came to be!

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Gorgeous! And I agree with Sandra, this is one man made that they did well to let stay!! Terrific capture, George, as always. Hope you have a great day! Enjoy!


  8. Tricia Says:

    Ohhhh weeee, niiice, George! =)

  9. Kathy Says:

    Wow — I had never considered that a new waterfall could be ‘born’!

  10. happyone Says:

    Interesting about the falls. It’s amazing how powerful water is.

  11. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Interesting start for this falls but none the less just as beautiful as any other.

  12. Linnea Says:

    And what an attraction it is! That’s a lovely fall…so many steps and layers.

  13. Darla Says:

    Wow, that’s a cool looking fall (s).

  14. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Oh, this one is big, stately, and impressive!!! How cool is that, your three blogs each have a totally different kind of falls today!

  15. J Bar Says:

    Great waterfall.

  16. Carletta Says:

    I’m guessing someone realized what a lovely attraction it made!
    I need to visit there someday.

  17. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a neat story to go along with a neat waterfalls.

  18. Rose Says:

    I wonder if there is fish in the pool…it looks the perfect place to cast a line.

  19. jessica Says:

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  20. kirigalpoththa Says:

    Wow! Lovely!!

  21. magicalmysticalteacher Says:


    Water as river or puddle or frost;
    Water that’s roaming alone and seems lost;
    Water that looks like sharp daggers of ice;
    Water that’s frozen as small as white rice;
    All of this water, no matter where found
    Will one day seep back far, far underground
    And surface again for fountain and flush—
    Water, ah, water, you make things so lush!

    © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Roiling River

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