Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Baatara Gorge Falls, Lebanon

Image from worldtoptop

Fed by meltwater from Mount Lebanon, the Jurassic period limestone has eroded into a series of caves with three natural bridges. Thus the Baatara Gorge falls is sometimes called the Three Bridge Chasm.

In 1988, fluorescent dye was used to determine where the water goes. It was discovered that it emerges from the earth through a natural spring in a nearby town.

The vertical drop of this astonishing cascade is 255 metres.

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