Thursday, 10 December 2015

Malham Cove Waterfall Restore after 200 Years



The beautiful natural limestone amphitheater Malham Cove in the village of Malham, North Yorkshire, England, was lovely carved by a waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago. This was a massive waterfall almost 80 meters tall and more than 300 meters wide. Nowadays, this famous majestic beauty spot is as dry as a bone as water flows through cracks and tunnels within the limestone cliff to begin at the foot of the limestone cliff well before it reaches the cliff edge. Therefore, it was an ancient waterfall recently brought back to new life for a brief period by Storm Desmond that has been raging across Great Britain since December 3 2015. However, nobody remembers for definite when the waterfall was last flowed.

Therefore, some legends say it was probably two hundred years ago, when it was overwhelmed by the nonstop rainfall, water flowed over the top of the white limestone rocks of Malham Cove, fleetingly making it England's highest unbroken waterfall. Malham waterfall drop is around two-and-a-half times bigger than England's current record holder, “Hardraw Force”, also in the Yorkshire Dales, which measuring around 30 meters. Moreover Martin Davies, the general manager of the National Trust Malham Tarn Estate, said the waterfall may have already finished flowing but could possibly start again when additional heavy rainfall is predictable on future. Therefore local peoples are praying to restore the era of waterfalls to boost the tourism.