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Jog Falls
   Karnataka, India

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CONFIRMED
This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
Jog Falls is perhaps the most famous waterfall in India. The falls stand 829 feet tall and can stretch to almost 2000 feet in width at peak flow. This translates into Jog Falls being one of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet, and if it was a permanently free-flowing waterfall would most likely elevate its rating such to be one of the top five on earth. Under normal conditions the falls divide into four distinct segments - each given a name thought to reflect its character; (from left to right) the Raja, the Roarer, the Rocket, and the Rani (White Lady).

Unfortunately, the falls were seen as a source of cheap electricity production some time ago and the Linganamakki Dam several miles upstream draws off the vast majority of the river during all but the monsoon season - though the falls do seem to retain at least a little flow for most of the year. Come the seasonal rains, however, the falls return to their once consistent glory and produce such a violent show that even on relatively clear days the entire waterfall can be virtually hidden from view by the mass of spray exploding up from the gorge.
Hydroelectric Intergration
This waterfall has been incorporated into a hydroelectric scheme and as a result may not flow consistently year round.


HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Also Known as: Gersoppa Falls, Gerusoppe Falls, Jogada Gundi, ಜೋಗ ಜಲಪಾತ
  • Jog Falls is the Official name of this waterfall


Our thoughts


With India fast becoming a center of technology in Asia, the power consumption rate in the country will only increase and the need for waterfalls such as Jog to be harnessed for clean energy will not subside. We can only hope that one day the people of India recognize that Jog Falls is truly a globally important feature and can push for and embrace its eventual restoration, even if partial.

Jog Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

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