Burney Creek drains from volcanic highlands northwest of Mount Lassen, much of it featuring porous bedrock where precipitation can easily sink into the ground. While plenty of water remains in surface-level Burney Creek, a significant aquifer exists beneath the surface. Shortly before merging with the Pit River in Lake Britton, Burney Creek hurtles 129 feet over a cliff in twin channels, thundering into a large pool. Flanking either side of the main portion of the falls, hundreds of springs seep out of the cliff and veil into the pool simultaneously, creating a wall of falling water stretching 250 feet in width!McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney, California, USA.
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