Selected waterfalls of the world

Selected waterfalls of the world

Table
Selected waterfalls of the world
(listed in declining order by height and by volume)
name river country total height (m) height of greatest uninterrupted leap (m) average discharge by volume (cu m/sec) number of falls (C = cascade)
Angel (Churún Merú) Churún Venezuela 979 807 . . . 2
Tugela Tugela South Africa 948 411 . . . 5
Mtarazi Inyangombe Zimbabwe 762 479 . . . 2
Yosemite Yosemite United States 739 436 . . . 3
Cuquenián Cuquenán Venezuela 610 317 . . . . . .
Sutherland Arthur New Zealand 580 248 . . . 3
Kile . . . Norway 561 . . . . . . C
Kahiwa . . . United States 533 . . . . . . C
Mardal (Eastern) Eikesdal Norway 517 297 . . . . . .
Ribbon Ribbon United States 491 491 . . . . . .
King George VI Utshi Guyana 488 488 . . . . . .
Wollomombi Wollomombi Australia 482 335 . . . . . .
Mardal (Western) Eikesdal Norway 468 . . . . . . . . .
Kaliuwaa (Sacred) Kalanui Stream United States 463 80 . . . C
Kalambo Kalambo Tanzania-Zambia 427 215 . . . . . .
Gavarnie Gave de Pau France 422 . . . . . . C
Giessbach Giessbach Switzerland 391 . . . . . . . . .
Trümmelbach Trümmelbach Switzerland 391 . . . . . . . . .
Krimmler Krimmler Ache Austria 380 . . . . . . . . .
Vettis Morkedola Norway 371 . . . . . . . . .
Papalaua Kawai Nui Stream United States 366 . . . . . . . . .
Silver Strand Merced United States 357 . . . . . . C
Honokohau Honokohau Stream United States 341 . . . . . . C
Lofoi Lofoi Congo (Kinshasa) 340 340 . . . . . .
Serio Serio Italy 315 . . . . . . . . .
Barron Barron Australia 300 . . . . . . . . .
Belmore Barrengarry Creek Australia 300 . . . . . . 3
Cannabullen Cannabullen Creek Australia 300 300 . . . . . .
Horseshoe Govetts Leap Creek Australia 300 . . . . . . C
Wallaman Stony Creek Australia 300 . . . . . . . . .
Staubbach Weisse Lutschine Switzerland 290 290 . . . . . .
Pungwe Pungwe Zimbabwe 277 277 . . . . . .
Helena Helena New Zealand 271 . . . . . . 1
Mollijus Reisenelva Norway 269 269 . . . . . .
Austerkrok Torrfjordelva Norway 257 257 . . . 1
King Edward VIII Semang Guyana 256 . . . . . . . . .
Takakkaw Yoho Canada 254 . . . . . . . . .
Jog (Gersoppa) Sharavati India 253 253 . . . 1
Kaieteur Potaro Guyana 251 226 . . . 2
Waipio Kekee Stream United States 244 . . . . . . 2
Tully Tully Australia 240 . . . . . . . . .
Feigum Feigumelvi Norway 218 . . . . . . . . .
Fairy Fairy United States 213 . . . . . . . . .
Fossa Ullo Norway 210 210 . . . . . .
Feather Fall United States 195 . . . . . . . . .
Aurstapet Aura Norway 193 193 . . . . . .
Maletsunyane (Semon Kong) Maletsunyane Lesotho 192 192 . . . . . .
Sakaika . . . Guyana 192 140 . . . . . .
Reichenbach Reichenbach Switzerland 190 91 . . . . . .
Bridalveil Bridalveil United States 189 189 . . . . . .
Khone Mekong Kampuchea-Laos 14 . . . 11,600 1
Niagara (Horseshoe) Niagara Canada–United States 49 . . . 5,525 . . .
Paulo Afonso São Francisco Brazil 84 . . . 2,800 3-C
Urubupungá Paraná Brazil 12 . . . 2,750 1
Iguaçu Iguaçu-Paraná Argentina-Brazil 82 . . . 1,750 C
Victoria Zambezi Zambia-Zimbabwe 108 108 1,080 1
Churchill (Grand) Churchill (Hamilton) Canada 75 . . . 990 . . .
Cauvery Cauvery India 98 . . . 935 . . .
Rhine Rhine Switzerland 24 . . . 700 C
Kaieteur Potaro Guyana 251 226 660 1
Detti Jokulsá Iceland 44 . . . 200 . . .
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