Talk:Multnomah Falls

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Discovery[edit]

Who discovered the falls and when.

Thank-you, Amy Shay. (04:57 on 18 April 2005 from 208.8.78.228)

If you mean the first white people, I would suspect it's Lewis and Clark, although it's possible Robert Gray, who came there by the ship for which the river is named, saw it during his 1790s expedition. Wahkeenah 18:46, 9 September 2005 (UTC)
You handled that well 8^) - Marshman
And only 5 months late. Amy must have stopped wondering by now. Wahkeenah 02:26, 10 September 2005 (UTC)

Second Tallest?[edit]

Since it is clearly not the second tallest waterfall in the US, I'm unclear if the person that rewrote this article believes it is ok to perpetuate misinformation as long as it is backed up by a government brochure ? - Marshman 18:02, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

The claim is that it's the second tallest year-round waterfall. But is that correct? I dunno. Wahkeenah 18:39, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

A link was provided to show it was not, but text was removed that argued against the claim. I was just mildly concerned that such a massive rewrite was done (maybe needed), without enough thought (IMHO) to retaining information that was not being corrected or supplied, just removed (in this case replaced with possibly erroneous information - Marshman 23:53, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Feel free to clarify. I'm not in a writin' mood right now. Wahkeenah 02:26, 10 September 2005 (UTC)

THe link at the very bottom of the page:

http://www.world-waterfalls.com/myths.php

is a rather detailed page the clearly points out that the falls are no where near the #2 position.


I've removed the false claims that Multnomah Falls is either the second tallest year round waterfall or the tallest year round waterfall in the United States. There are 6 (six) glacially fed (i.e. permanent) waterfalls in Washington State alone which flow with equal or greater volumes of water than Multnomah Falls which are taller than Multhomah Falls. There are additionally at least a dozen more permanent waterfalls in Washington which are taller than Multnomah. The "second tallest in the US" claims stem from tourism agencies trying to make the falls seem more attractive a feature (everyone wants to see the biggest or largest of whatever they seek).


Bryan Swan | World Waterfall Database (talk) 05:26, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

I just edited the page to reflect the so-called "debate" regarding this issue. Mervin7 (talk) 22:37, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Unused GFDL image[edit]

Here is an orphaned free image: Image:Multnomah Falls.jpg. --Strangerer (Talk) 23:31, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

List or Ring links to other Gorge Falls?[edit]

Since there are other waterfalls close by, perhaps there should be a ring at the bottom of the article, from which you can go to the next waterfall in the gorge, then the next...? Tsarevna (talk) 10:41, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

It's a great suggestion. Here are those I could find articles for:
Here are those for which I could not find an article [1]:
EncMstr (talk) 14:38, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Interesting idea. The ring might be confusing. I'm thinking west-to-east would be easier to follow (or vice versa). One missing article found: Shepperd's Dell rather than Shepperds Dell Falls. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 15:03, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Actually, there's a similar idea already posted in Historic Columbia River Highway. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 15:15, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Additional content, please[edit]

The article could be improved with expanded content about the construction of the Benson Bridge and information about the depth of the cascade pools. -- Deborahjay (talk) 18:16, 13 February 2012 (UTC)