you don't see that everyday,was that "man made"?
No, 100% natural...years of erosion. :0)
Actually, the name Canajoharie is Mohawk Indian (Iroquois Nation) for "the pot that washes itself". This structure is a caldera or pot-hole caused in times of high, fast water by stones whirling around a natural hole or depression and "scouring" it out ever deeper and deeper. This one was partially filled in at some point to make it less dangerous.
So...tell me something I DON'T know. :0P
There is the possibility that the hole could have been filled in a bit in recent times. I believe the current maximum depth is roughly eight to ten feet.
This is awesome, I can just see all the Native American and Palatine German kids swimming in this in the summer
A fantastic photo of this pothole! They are amazing, I have seen a few glacial potholes around my country.
Warm regards, May
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Photo taken in Canajoharie, NY, USA
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