Diverted Falls

January 08, 2004


Provided by: Allen Rogers
Summary authors & editors: Allen Rogers

In early spring, the Snake River in Idaho is often diverted for irrigation. After irrigating field crops, this water flows underground via aquifers until it drops out of the canyon walls and back into the Snake River. The water has done its job for the farmers upriver and is returned to the river for use further downstream. There are hundreds if not thousands of these "waterfalls" along the canyon walls of the Snake River in Idaho.

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