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Burney Falls
Location Shasta County, California, US
Coordinates 41°00′39″N 121°39′10″W / 41.0107162°N 121.6527649°W / 41.0107162; -121.6527649
Type Cataract
Total height 114 feet (35 m)
Total width 250 feet (76 m)
Number of drops 1
Average flow rate 195.0 cu ft/s (5.52 m3/s)
Watercourse Burney Creek

Burney Falls is a waterfall on Burney Creek, within McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, in Shasta County, California.

The water comes from underground springs above and at the falls, which are 129 feet high, and provides an almost constant flow rate of 379 million litres per day, even during the dry summer months. Burney Creek is a tributary of the Pit River which has its mouth on the Lake Britton reservoir to the north.

The falls are an example of river drainage regulated by stratigraphically-controlled springs, and of a waterfall formed by undercutting of horizontal strata.

The falls were called "the Eighth Wonder of the World" by President Theodore Roosevelt, and were declared a National Natural Landmark in December 1954.

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