Waterfall facts for kids

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A waterfall is a body of water that rushes down a steep ledge. The water flows from higher land of harder rock, then it falls down a big step of rock to lower land of softer rock where it will continue on its journey. Usually the lower land is in a gorge. Waterfalls are usually made when a river is young.

Many people choose them as sacred spots. The roar from a big waterfall is very loud. Some people think it is beautiful music and that a waterfall is one of the most beautiful things in nature.

The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela where the water falls 979 m (3,212 ft).

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