Are the falls in Marble Falls marble?

Let’s take a look here at some of the formation.

Here you see a bit of the remnants of the falls after the main part was blasted in 1951 or so when the lake was being formed. These rock formations formed and arch across the lake to channel the water to a waterwheel that turned a generator for the electrical supply to the town.

In this next shot, you see a shot over the rocks toward the flueway and powerhouse where the waterwheel was.


If you go to the Flickr site (click the photo) you will see notes describing some of how the water-driven electric power system worked.

And no, it’s not marble, but granite. It was mistaken as marble because granite with clean water flowing over it has a bit of a reddish look like marble might have.