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 rapids)

List of waterfalls know to have an average discharge rate of 5000 cubic feet per second or greater, excluding those which have been identified as Rapids or have little identifiable vertical drop. 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 38 entries
  Name of Waterfall avg. volume Watercourse state / Province Country
 
1. Wagenia, Chutes 600,000 cfs 16,990 cms Lualaba River Orientale Congo, Democr...
2. Guaíra, Salto del 470,000 cfs 13,309 cms Río Paraná Paraná Brazil
3. Celilo Falls 189,500 cfs 5,366 cms Columbia River Oregon United States
4. Kettle Falls 165,340 cfs 4,682 cms Columbia River Washington United States
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. Urubupunga, Salto do 97,000 cfs 2,747 cms Rio Paran Mato Grosso Brazil
8. Niagara Falls 85,000 cfs 2,407 cms Niagara River Ontario Canada
9. Vermilion Falls 64,000 cfs 1,812 cms Peace River Alberta Canada
10. Iguazú, Cataratas del 61,660 cfs 1,746 cms Rio Iguazú Parana Argentina
11. Patos e Maribondo, Saltos dos 53,000 cfs 1,501 cms Rio Grande Brazil
12. Victoria Falls 38,430 cfs 1,088 cms Zambezi River Matabeleland No... Zimbabwe
13. Virginia Falls 35,300 cfs 1,000 cms South Nahanni River Northwest Terri... Canada
14. Sivasamudram Falls 33,000 cfs 934 cms Cauvery River Mysore India
15. Kongou Falls 31,783 cfs 900 cms Ivindo River Gabon
16. Kaieteur Falls 23,400 cfs 663 cms Potaro River Mazaruni-Potaro Guyana
17. Kalandula Falls 20,000 cfs 566 cms Lucala River Malanje Angola
18. Epupa Falls 17,657 cfs 500 cms Kunene River Kaokoland Namibia
19. Great Falls 16,750 cfs 474 cms Potomac River Maryland United States
20. Hidden Falls 15,000 cfs 425 cms Yarlung Tsangpo Tibet China
21. San Rafael, Cascada de 14,125 cfs 400 cms Rio Coca Napo Ecuador
22. Dettifoss 14,100 cfs 399 cms Jökulsá á Fjöllum Norðurland eys... Iceland
23. Hafragilsfoss 14,100 cfs 399 cms Jökulsá á Fjöllum Norðurland eys... Iceland
24. Rheinfall 13,066 cfs 370 cms Rhein River Schaffhausen Switzerland
25. Urriðafoss 12,700 cfs 360 cms Þjórsá Suðurland Iceland
26. Augrabies Falls 11,050 cfs 313 cms Orange River Northern Cape South Africa
27. Kootenai Falls 10,941 cfs 310 cms Kootenay River Montana United States
28. Murchison Falls 10,594 cfs 300 cms Victoria Nile Bunyoro Uganda
29. Ruacana Falls 10,000 cfs 283 cms Cunene River Kaokoland Namibia
30. Alexandra Falls 9,950 cfs 282 cms Hay River Northwest Terri... Canada
31. Louise Falls 9,950 cfs 282 cms Hay River Northwest Terri... Canada
32. Sandstone Falls 7,847 cfs 222 cms New River West Virginia United States
33. Storforsen 6,600 cfs 187 cms Pite River Norrbotten Sweden
34. Selfoss 6,400 cfs 181 cms Jökulsá á Fjöllum Norðurland eys... Iceland
35. Rearguard Falls 6,050 cfs 171 cms Fraser River British Columbi... Canada
 
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