Potholes


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Potholes

 

kettle holes, natural kettle-like depressions formed in hard rock by the rotating motion of water that is carrying rock. Potholes are created in river channels in stretches with rapids and waterfalls, at the bottoms of glacial valleys by glacial meltwater that has been hurled through cracks in the ice to the bedrock of the glacier bed, and on seashores by the surf. Potholes reach several meters in diameter and as much as 20–30m in depth.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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