Name of Waterfall

Denton Brook Cascade


Denton Brook Cascade is one of five ephemeral waterfalls which can be seen dropping into the Genesee River Gorge in the vicinity of the Great Bend within Letchworth State Park. Denton Brook cascades approximately 500 feet down the side of the gorge, however topographic data and aerial imagery indicate that the falls themselves only account for at most about 200 feet worth of that loss - for the remaining 300 feet the creek tumbles down a steep talus slope, and not over bedrock. Denton Brook drains from a basin that covers only about one-quarter of a square mile, so it is highly dependent on heavy rain or snow melt in order to flow well. Outside of periods of significant precipitation, the falls should be expected to be functionally dry.

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Denton Brook