Warsaw Caves Falls
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 1/5  Size: Small Access: Moderate Type: Boulder-choked Cascade

Waterfall Region: Eastern    County: Peterborough    Near: Warsaw

Watercourse: Indian River   Latitude, Longitude: 44.4619, -78.1247

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I've only been to this site twice, and each time it was bone dry. But this is probably common, because I'm pretty sure that the river is flowing underneath the rocks. There are a number of caves at Warsaw, at least seven of which are large enough for visitors to crawl or even stand in. In cave country, the limestone rock is fractured, jointed and widened due to solution. Weak carbonic acid in rain water very slowly dissolves away the limestone. Streams can "disappear" altogether into the subsurface, and then re-appear downstream. This waterfall probably only flows in spring when stream discharge is simply too high to be entirely directed below ground. If you've seen this site and can let me know more about it, please email me at mark at waterfallsofontario.com  (updated June 20, 2014).

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