Talk:Great Falls (Potomac River)

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Getting There Section[edit]

Does any of this section belong in the article? DeSales 23:10, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Reverted edit[edit]

I added this removed paragraph back: It was roughly 35,000 years ago that the Potomac River first began carving out the Great Falls of the Potomac. The waters of the river gather speed as they are forced through the narrow Mather Gorge and cascade over a series of several 20-foot (6-meter) falls. In all, the water falls a total of 76 feet (23 meters) in elevation over a distance of less than a mile (1.6 km), making the Great Falls of the Potomac the steepest and most spectacular fall line rapids of any river in the eastern United States. --- This useful paragraph was previously deleted by user http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ibn_Battuta ... The reference is http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16620 This is a NASA/Government source. It is public domain. Feel free to paraphrase, but reproduction is permissible under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_resources#US_Government see also the press release http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/2004/2004072217332.html want to cite the press release, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Cite_press_release so don't edit recklessly and remove this again http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Be_bold or take a read of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Understanding_IAR Wxidea (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 18:33, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I corrected the broken external link to the park's website, which apparently had changed, but the link to the visitor center is still broken. Not sure what this pointed to, maybe the page doesn't exist any more. I presume it's different from the external webpage for the Great Falls *Tavern* Visitor Center. Mcswell (talk) 17:34, 10 March 2011 (UTC)