World Waterfall Database

World's Largest Waterfalls

By Average Width

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to have an average width at their crest of at least 300 linear feet. The waterfalls on this list are those for which we have definitive information for, and should not be assumed to be a complete list of waterfalls which would otherwise qualify as globally significant based on this metric. As we add more information to the database, this list will grow.

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Cataloged
Waterfalls which are Cataloged we have visited and surveyed in person. Statistical information should be quite accurate (for the most part), and exact measurements will often be available (information is not guaranteed to always be up to date). Detailed information, directions, and photographs will almost always be available.
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Confirmed
Confirmed Waterfalls are known to exist, should be relatively accurately mapped and geotagged, and the statistical information available will often be dependable. If height information is presented, it may be estimated but should be accurate. Directions will not likely be available.
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Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed Waterfalls are often marked on a published map, but we have yet to confirm the exact location and / or whether or not its stature is significant enough to qualify for listing in the database. Statistical information may be estimated and may be inaccurate. No directions.
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Unknown
Waterfalls marked as Unknown are either suspected to exist based on heresay or a hunch, or we have received unverified information suggesting a waterfall may exist near the location provided but cannot corroborate it in any way. Geodata may not be accurate, the location may not be known at all, and statistical information will be estimated and highly inaccurate.
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Inundated
Inundated Waterfalls have been submerged beneath lakes or reservoirs, usually a result of impoundment of a river behind a dam, and most often no longer functionally exist (there may be rare exceptions). We maintain records for these features out of historical importance.
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Subterranean
Though not common, some waterfalls can be found entirely underground within cave systems. Access to subterranean waterfalls can vary from easy via developed walkways to requiring a high level of extremely technical spelunking skill, including familiarity with ropework and a distinct lack of claustrophobia.
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Disqualified
Waterfalls which have been marked as Disqualified do not have the necessary stature or features to qualify as a legitimate waterfall according to our criteria. We will maintain records for entries with this status where the feature is well known and / or may have been historically referred to as a waterfall at some point in time.
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Posted
Posted Waterfalls are known to exist, and we may have a large amount of information associated with them, but are located on private property and are not legally accessible to the general public. Accessing waterfalls with this status should not be attempted without first being explicitly granted permission of the property owner.
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Waterfall
Average Width
Watercourse
Location
Confirmed
35,376 feet
10,783 meters
Mekong River
Ban Hang Khone, Laos
Unconfirmed
18,400 feet
5,608 meters
Rio Caura
Bolivar, Venezuela
Inundated
15,840 feet
4,828 meters
Río Paraná
Paraná, Brazil
Unconfirmed
10,500 feet
3,200 meters
Ivindo River
Gabon
Confirmed
8,800 feet
2,682 meters
Rio Iguazú
Parana, Argentina
Confirmed
6,775 feet
2,065 meters
Rio Uruguay
Misiones, Argentina
Inundated
6,600 feet
2,012 meters
Rio Paran
Mato Grosso, Brazil
Inundated
6,600 feet
2,012 meters
Rio Grande
Brazil
Confirmed
6,000 feet
1,829 meters
Peace River
Alberta, Canada
Inundated
5,800 feet
1,768 meters
Columbia River
Oregon, United States
Confirmed
5,600 feet
1,707 meters
Zambezi River
Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
Confirmed
4,500 feet
1,372 meters
Lualaba River
Orientale, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Confirmed
3,950 feet
1,204 meters
Niagara River
Ontario, Canada
Confirmed
3,000 feet
914 meters
Congo River
Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Confirmed
2,300 feet
701 meters
Congo River
Kongo Central, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Confirmed
2,280 feet
695 meters
Cunene River
Kaokoland, Namibia
Cataloged
1,700 feet
518 meters
Willamette River
Oregon, United States
Confirmed
18. Jog Falls
1,550 feet
472 meters
Sharavati River
Karnataka, India
Confirmed
1,500 feet
457 meters
New River
West Virginia, United States
Cataloged
1,400 feet
427 meters
Clearwater River
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,350 feet
411 meters
Lucala River
Malanje, Angola
Cataloged
22. Selfoss
1,270 feet
387 meters
Jökulsá á Fjöllum
Norðurland eystra, Iceland
Confirmed
1,000 feet
305 meters
Cauvery River
Mysore, India
Cataloged
1,000 feet
305 meters
Mohawk River
New York, United States
Confirmed
1,000 feet
305 meters
Palouse River
Washington, United States
Cataloged
925 feet
282 meters
Snake River
Idaho, United States
Confirmed
850 feet
259 meters
South Nahanni River
Northwest Territories, Canada
Confirmed
845 feet
258 meters
Kootenay River
Montana, United States
Confirmed
750 feet
229 meters
Knivsflåelvane
Norway
Cataloged
750 feet
229 meters
Þjórsá
Suðurland, Iceland
Cataloged
650 feet
198 meters
Vesturland, Iceland
Confirmed
32. Big Falls
600 feet
183 meters
Missouri River
Montana, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Hay River
Northwest Territories, Canada
Confirmed
580 feet
177 meters
Little Colorado River
Arizona, United States
Cataloged
35. Gullfoss
575 feet
175 meters
Hvítá
Suðurland, Iceland

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