Waterfalls can be just as frightening as the real thing, according to a new study from the National Wildlife Federation.
The study, which was published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, looked at a lake on the U.S. west coast, where the lake was named after an 18th-century English writer and explorer.
It found that, despite the name, the lake’s water is not that deadly.
While the water is dark and salty, it is not deadly, the study found.
The researchers say it could be because the lake is not too deep, which makes it less prone to flooding.
“This is a very unusual, rare example of an ecological hazard that was not observed in any other lakes,” said co-author Dr. Jennifer Kline of the University of Florida.
In the study, researchers looked at water flow in the lake in the early morning of Feb. 18, and found that the lake contained water levels that reached about 9,000 gallons per minute.
That is equal to about 1,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Researchers noted that it was likely that the water levels were lower because the water was not moving rapidly enough to trigger a massive collapse of the nearby dam.
Instead, the water level could be caused by “natural processes,” including the formation of sediment and ice in the soil, the researchers wrote.
Waterfalls that are more likely to be prone to collapse would be found in areas with warmer temperatures, higher rainfall and greater lake volume, according the study.
That’s because warmer water leads to more precipitation, which can lead to a faster and stronger runoff.