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Popular waterfall near Lake Georgetown partially collapses after freeze

An expert with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that the freeze likely caused the rock to crack and fall.

GEORGETOWN, Texas — A popular spring-fed waterfall near Lake Georgetown took a big hit during the Arctic cold front that swept through Central Texas over the holiday weekend.

According to KVUE's media partners at the Austin American-Statesman, part of the rock wall overhang of Crockett Garden Falls collapsed. Scott Blank, the lake manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which controls Lake Georgetown, told the Statesman that the freeze likely caused the rock to crack and fall.

Blank said that the springs are still running over the part of the cliff that remains.

According to the Statesman, officials didn't see the rock fall but learned about it when someone else noticed it had collapsed and contacted them.

In the gallery below, you can see the partially collapsed rock in photos taken by Tiffany Holder. You can also see photos of what the waterfall looked like before the collapse, taken by KVUE's Luke Smith.

Blank told the Statesman that the waterfall was a popular destination for many hikes who could reach it by walking a little over two miles on a loop of the Good Water trail that starts at Cedar Breaks Park.

According to Blank, the springs will continue to flow over the cliffs at Lake Georgetown and the moss will probably grow back enough to make the falls "look intriguing enough" in about five to 10 years.

To learn more, read the Statesman's full report.

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