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Aug. 16, 2011

Glacial Pothole of Shelburne Falls, MA

by April Garbuz

By April Garbuz, Wilton High School

A spot on the Deerfield River, at the base of Salmon Falls in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, is the site of the largest pothole on record. Formed at the conclusion of the last “Glacial Age,” the glacial potholes were carved when rushing rocks created a drilling, whirlpool effect.

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April Garbuz is a TalkingScience summer intern and a junior at Wilton High School. She loves science, debating, acting, and swimming. Ultimately, she'd like to be a research scientist.

 

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