Devil’s Kettle Falls

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Devil’s Kettle Falls is located in Judge C. R. Magney State Park in Minnesota, US. It is on the north shore of Lake Superior. It is a part of Brule River. This river flows through the Judge C. R. Magney State Park, a few miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border.

In the park, the river drops 800 feet in an 8-mile span. Almost half of the river vanishes into a hole in the ground. This spectacular waterfall cascades through the scenic wilderness then cuts in half, one portion disappears into a vast and dark tunnel.

Quick Facts: –

  • The point where Brule river gets divided into two halves is called Devil’s Kettle.
  • It is made of a hard rock called rhyolite and at this point, the river is split in two by the rocky fork.
  • No one actually knows where the water goes after falling into this particular hole.
  • Scientists have tried to track the water with dye and ping pong balls but could not make any conclusion.
  • Initially, it was assumed that water must follow some subterranean route and then empties up into Lake Superior.
  • According to geologists, the disappearing lake should not be possible.
  • Some suggest a theory that millions of years ago, a hollow lava tube may have formed beneath the falls.
  • The eastern twin of the Devil’s Kettle Falls cascade normally eventually meeting up with Lake Superior.
  • Two hydrologists Heather Emerson and Jon Libbey measured the water volume both above and below the fall.
  • Both the numbers of water volume were nearly identical.