One Of The Oddest Geological Wonders Is Located Right Here In Wisconsin

You may have never heard of the Niagara Escarpment, but chances are you’ve seen it without even realizing. There’s a ridge that runs from Wisconsin, through Canada and all the way to New York that’s responsible for the Niagara Falls and is formed from the bedrock of the Great Lakes Basin.

Though it may look like a large fault like, it’s actually just the product of unusual erosion. The Niagara Escarpment is also a cuesta, which is a hill or ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a steep slope on the other. Generally, this is because harder rock overlays a softer layer. When erosion exposes the front slope, it called an escarpment.

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