Watkins Glen

April 12, 2005


Provided and copyright by: Len Sharp, Liverpool HS-Annex
Summary author: Len Sharp

The photo above was taken in October 2004 from Watkins Glen State Park, which is located at the southern end of Seneca Lake, within the Finger Lakes region of New York. This area is noted for its magnificent gorges and many waterfalls, such as the one shown above, carved into the soft sedimentary rocks (e.g. siltstone, shale and sandstone). Watkins Glen began to form about 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last continental glaciation, as Glen Creek drained into the steep-sided glacially sculpted Seneca Trough, now holding Seneca Lake.

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