Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls


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This waterfall is known as Falling Water Falls, located along Falling Water Creek near the small community of Ben Hur, Arkansas. During the early parts of August, this area received a tremendous amount of rainfall. I headed that way on an early Saturday morning. Right before I got there, a strong thunderstorm dumped another two inches of rain over this drainage. The waterfall was flowing at flood stage, full of muddy brown water.

I was worried how long it would take for the flood to subside and the water to clear up. I spent most of that weekend crossing multiple flooded creeks in search of other waterfalls. In all, I ended up hiking roughly 8 miles and photographing 6 different waterfalls. On Sunday afternoon on my way out, I stopped again at this waterfall. The water had cleared up and it was the right amount of flow, giving it an almost crystal effect.