Fall Zones and Fall Lines

Morgan Shepherd, Olivia Davis, Julia Rhine

Fall Lines

Boundary between an upland region and a coastal plain across which rivers from upland region drop to the plain as falls or rapids

How Fall Lines are Formed

  • Rivers erode away soft rocks
  • Older, harder rocks stay
  • Creates crooked line along coast

When Fall Lines Were Formed

About 1.8 million years ago

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