This reach is typical of high gradient, forested headwater streams that have a step-pool shape. Boulders or fallen tree limbs span much or all of the channel. Water flows over these obstructions, in a series of small stepped waterfalls into the next dowstream pools. They are commeon in gradients ranging from 5 to 20%.
King Brook step pools
Place name or River name:
Dubuque State Forest, Hawley
Chickley River, into Deerfield Watershed