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Waterfalls?

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Waterfalls?

Are there any waterfalls in St Thomas or St John???? perhaps a dumb question but I haven't found anything on it in my thousands of pages of topics?

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1. Re: Waterfalls?

No, there aren't.

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2. Re: Waterfalls?

There are no rivers, lakes or sources of fresh water on these small islands --the valleys will run with fresh water during and after a good rain, the bottoms of these valleys are locally called 'ghuts' - very rocky and sometimes small rock pools or waterfalls are found.

- the Reef Bay Trail in STJ gives access to a popular pool and waterfall where the Indians carved Petroglyphs into the rock at overflowing water level - the carvings have been interpreted in many ways including the concept that they just mean 'good water,thank the gods'.

So on a rainy day you can hike and find small waterfalls that will often run even 24 hrs after a heavy rain in the 'Ghuts' of STT and STJ.

Fresh water is a valuable commodity in these islands and all the homes collect rainwater from the roof and store it in a cistern under the house to use as their only fresh water supply - very few homes have water pipes connecting them to the Desal Plant.

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