Falling Waters

You are looking at the highest waterfall in Florida — 73 feet.
This is not a typical fall because here the water flows into a sinkhole.

During a summer thunderstorm you may see a raging torrent cascading ovcer the edge. In a drought, the water may slow to a trickle.

Over the thousands of years, water containing a weak, natural acid, seeped through cracks in the soft limestone. Below the surface, the rock dissolved, forming underground cavities. Eventually the roof collapsed, resulting in the sinkhole.  

This limestone formed over 20 million years ago from animal shells and sand deposited on the ocean floor when the sea covered most of Florida.