Cataract Falls (Indiana)

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Cataract Falls
Cataract falls.jpg
View from side railing
Cataract Falls (Indiana) is located in Indiana
Cataract Falls (Indiana)
Location Owen County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°26′04″N 86°48′48″W / 39.43444°N 86.81333°W / 39.43444; -86.81333Coordinates: 39°26′04″N 86°48′48″W / 39.43444°N 86.81333°W / 39.43444; -86.81333
Total height 45 feet (14 m) Upper Falls
30 feet (9.1 m) Lower Falls
Watercourse Mill Creek

Cataract Falls is a waterfall located in northern Owen County in the west central part of the U.S. state of Indiana. The largest waterfall by volume in the state, it is part of the Lieber State Recreation Area.

Cataract Falls consists of two sets of waterfalls on Mill Creek separated by about 1 mile (1.6 km). Both falls consist of a series of drops. The total height of the Upper Falls is approximately 45 feet (14 m), while that of the Lower Falls is about 30 feet (9.1 m).[1]

Immediately downstream of the Lower Falls, Mill Creek enters the southern end of Cagles Mill Lake, near the towns of Cunot and Cataract. The falls are just off State Road 42 and close to State Road 243.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, ed, Robert M., Jr. Indiana: A New Historical Guide. Indiana Historical Society, 1989, p. 441

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