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State three effects of faulting on drainage of an area.

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  1. Down warping due to faulting may lead to formation of depressions which may be filled by water to form lakes.
  2. Fault lines due to fracturing of crustal rocks may change the course of river making the river to start flowing a long the fault line forming faulting - guided drainage pattern.
  3. Fault scarps forming across rivers course may lead to formation of waterfalls.
  4. Faulting may lead to formation of lines of weakness in earth’s crust which becomes passages for hot water from the underground to the earth’s surface to form hot springs and geysers.
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