Give three characteristics of a gorge.

Characteristics of a gorge include:

  • very narrow valley
  • very steep, high valley sides is
  • located immediately downstream of a waterfall
  • river channel takes up most, if not all, of the valley floor
  • boulders litter the river bed
  • turbulent, fast-flowing whitewater

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