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Waterfall - a sudden vertical or near vertical fall of water along a rivers course.
Gorge - deep, narrow, steep (often vertical) -sided valley which usually has a river occupying its floor.
A diagram to show the formation of a waterfall..
A diagram to show the formation of a gorge..
Heres a link to an animation of the formation of a gorge..
Here is a link to a video on the formation of waterfalls and gorges (the guys a bit weird) > http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/404/
Here are some annotations of:
Waterfalls - A waterfall has a very steep gradient, which causes the river to flow down it at a very high velocity. The rock type on the top tends to be hard rock and underneath soft rock. Additionally, a plunge fall often forms at the bottom of the waterfall where the gradient begins to level off.
Gorges - A gorge has very steep rocky walls which often have streams running through them.