TABLE KEY
Cataloged - Mapped, Photographed, Measured
Confirmed - Location confirmed, height accurate
Unconfirmed - Location rough, height unconfirmed
Unknown - Limited or no information available
Inundated - Flooded by dam
Disqualified - Not a waterfall by our definition
Posted - Private property, no public access.

waterfall database

worlds largest waterfalls
by average volume (excluding innundated waterfalls)

List of waterfalls know to have an average discharge rate of 5000 cubic feet per second or greater, excluding those which have been submerged beneath waters impounded by a dam. This list representative only of the waterfalls which we have enough data for and should not be assumed to be a complete list of waterfalls which would otherwise qualify under this characteristic.

   Query returned 36 entries
  Name of Waterfall avg. volume Watercourse state / Province Country
 
1. Inga Falls 910,000 cfs 25,768 cms Congo River Kinshasa Congo, Democr...
2. Livingstone, Chutes de 885,000 cfs 25,060 cms Congo River Kongo Central Congo, Democr...
3. Wagenia, Chutes 600,000 cfs 16,990 cms Lualaba River Orientale Congo, Democr...
4. Khone, Chutes de 410,000 cfs 11,610 cms Mekong River Ban Hang Khone Laos
5. Pará, Salto 125,000 cfs 3,540 cms Rio Caura Bolivar Venezuela
6. Paulo Afonso, Cachoeira de 100,000 cfs 2,832 cms Rio São Francisco Bahia Brazil
7. Niagara Falls 85,000 cfs 2,407 cms Niagara River Ontario Canada
8. Vermilion Falls 64,000 cfs 1,812 cms Peace River Alberta Canada
9. Iguazú, Cataratas del 61,660 cfs 1,746 cms Rio Iguazú Parana Argentina
10. Victoria Falls 38,430 cfs 1,088 cms Zambezi River Matabeleland No... Zimbabwe
11. Virginia Falls 35,300 cfs 1,000 cms South Nahanni River Northwest Terri... Canada
12. Sivasamudram Falls 33,000 cfs 934 cms Cauvery River Mysore India
13. Kongou Falls 31,783 cfs 900 cms Ivindo River Gabon
14. Kaieteur Falls 23,400 cfs 663 cms Potaro River Mazaruni-Potaro Guyana
15. Kalandula Falls 20,000 cfs 566 cms Lucala River Malanje Angola
16. Epupa Falls 17,657 cfs 500 cms Kunene River Kaokoland Namibia
17. Great Falls 16,750 cfs 474 cms Potomac River Maryland United States
18. Hidden Falls 15,000 cfs 425 cms Yarlung Tsangpo Tibet China
19. San Rafael, Cascada de 14,125 cfs 400 cms Rio Coca Napo Ecuador
20. Dettifoss 14,100 cfs 399 cms Jökulsá á Fjöllum Norðurland eys... Iceland
21. Hafragilsfoss 14,100 cfs 399 cms Jökulsá á Fjöllum Norðurland eys... Iceland
22. Rheinfall 13,066 cfs 370 cms Rhein River Schaffhausen Switzerland
23. Urriðafoss 12,700 cfs 360 cms Þjórsá Suðurland Iceland
24. Augrabies Falls 11,050 cfs 313 cms Orange River Northern Cape South Africa
25. Kootenai Falls 10,941 cfs 310 cms Kootenay River Montana United States
26. Murchison Falls 10,594 cfs 300 cms Victoria Nile Bunyoro Uganda
27. Ruacana Falls 10,000 cfs 283 cms Cunene River Kaokoland Namibia
28. Alexandra Falls 9,950 cfs 282 cms Hay River Northwest Terri... Canada
29. Louise Falls 9,950 cfs 282 cms Hay River Northwest Terri... Canada
30. Sandstone Falls 7,847 cfs 222 cms New River West Virginia United States
31. Storforsen 6,600 cfs 187 cms Pite River Norrbotten Sweden
32. Selfoss 6,400 cfs 181 cms Jökulsá á Fjöllum Norðurland eys... Iceland
33. Rearguard Falls 6,050 cfs 171 cms Fraser River British Columbi... Canada
34. Cohoes Falls 5,700 cfs 161 cms Mohawk River New York United States
35. Jog Falls 5,387 cfs 153 cms Sharavati River Karnataka India
 
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