Incredible image! As if someone pulled out the 'plug' and all the water drained away! Amazing Geology also! A must for Google Earth.
I agree with Gerry. Fantastic shot, churchill99.
A quick 'google' tells me that there is a hydro electric dam upstream Chip. Look how sharp the edge of the rock is! Geography teachers would love this - an image from inside a waterfall!!! Thanks Churchill!
I'm curious churchill99. Is the river here at full flood? If not, does it cover the entire granite face at full flood? The channel looks as if it were formed by a glacier - U-shaped, rather than V-shaped as it would if formed by erosion from the river.
This photo shows the unfortunate loss of a great natural wonder, and the death of a river. The Churchill Falls hydroelectric plant development was undertaken in the absence of any agreement with the aboriginal Innu people of Labrador. Despite the flooding of over 5,000 km2 (1,900 sq mi) of traditional hunting and trapping lands, no compensation was ever offered.
Churchill Falls on Wikipedia
WOW - and what a shame that the natural beauty and the home of the aboriginal people were spoiled by this gigantic project! But I was unable to find out from the Wikipedia article where all the water goes after passing the turbines in the powerhouse. Is there no chance of correcting the consequences of human intrusion upon such a paradise?
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Photo taken in Division No. 10, Subd. D, NL, Canada
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