List of waterfalls by flow rate

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Extant Waterfalls[edit]

This is a list of waterfalls of the world by mean annual flow rate, height and width. This list excludes rapids, such as Khone Phapheng Falls, Inga Falls, Boyoma_Falls, and Livingstone Falls, which have a greater flow rates. It also excludes three waterfalls which have been submerged by reservoirs behind dams (see next table).

Waterfall Mean annual flow rate (m³/s) Tallest single drop (m) Width (m) River Country or Countries
Niagara Falls 2407[1] 51[1] 1203[1] Niagara Canada and the United States
Iguazú Falls 1746[1] 82[1] 2700[1] Iguazú Argentina and Brazil
Para Falls 3540[1] 64[1] 5608[1] Caura Venezuela
Victoria 1088 [1] 108[1] 1708[1] Zambezi Zimbabwe and Zambia
Willamette Falls 874 12 460 Willamette United States
Virginia Falls 991 96 850 South Nahanni Canada
Kootenai Falls 368 9 300 Kootenay United States
Rhine Falls 475 23 150 Rhine Switzerland
Jockfallet 213 9 50+ Kalix Sweden
Dettifoss 193 45 100 Jökulsá á Fjöllum Iceland

Extant and Submerged Waterfalls[edit]

Waterfall Mean annual flow rate (m³/s) Tallest single drop (m) Width (m) River Country or Countries
Guaíra Falls (submerged) 13,300[2] 40 Parana Paraguay and Brazil
Khone Phapheng Falls 11,610[1] 21 [1] 10783[1] Mekong Laos
Celilo Falls (submerged) 5415[1] 7[1] 3219[1] Columbia United States
Kettle Falls (submerged) 2803 15 550 Columbia United States
Boyoma_Falls 16,990[1] (estm) 5[1] 1372[1] Lualaba Democratic Republic of the Congo
Niagara Falls 2407[1] 51[1] 1203[1] Niagara Canada and the United States
Iguazú Falls 1746[1] 82[1] 2700[1] Iguazú Argentina and Brazil
Victoria 1088 [1] 108[1] 1708[1] Zambezi Zimbabwe and Zambia
Willamette Falls 874 12 460 Willamette United States
Virginia Falls 991 96 850 South Nahanni Canada
Kootenai Falls 368 9 300 Kootenay United States
Rhine Falls 475 23 150 Rhine Switzerland
Jockfallet 213 9 50+ Kalix Sweden
Dettifoss 193 45 100 Jökulsá á Fjöllum Iceland

Prehistoric waterfalls[edit]

See also: Outburst flood
Waterfall Maximum daily flow rate (m³/s) Tallest single drop (m) Width (m) River Country or Countries
Dry Falls 1,906,000[3] 350 4828 Columbia United States
Bosphorus (Black Sea deluge hypothesis) 482,407[4] 80 Bosphorus Strait Modern Turkey

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad World Waterfalls Website accessed 15 November 2013
  2. ^ "Guaíra, Salto del at the World Waterfall Database". Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  3. ^ The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, United States Geological Survey, retrieved 2012-03-15 
  4. ^ Ryan, W.B.F.; Pitman III, W.C., et al. 1997. An abrupt drowning of the Black Sea shelf. Marine Geology, 138: 119–126.

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