A steep descent of the water of a river; SYN. falls, cascade, cataract.
Cascade of water in a river or stream. It occurs when a river flows over a bed of rock that resists erosion; weaker rocks downstream are worn away, creating a steep, vertical drop and a plunge pool into which the water falls. Over time, continuing erosion causes the waterfall to retreat upstream forming a deep valley, or gorge.
1. Stepenasti vodopad, vodopad, vodoskok; vatromet u obliku vodopada.
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