King Edward VIII Falls
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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.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- King Edward VIII Falls is the Official name of this waterfall
King Edward VIII Falls was discovered in 1935 by explorer Paul A. Zahl who was conducting aerial surveys of the Pakarima escarpment. The existence of the waterfall was not widely publicized until 1937 when an article was published by the Royal Geographic Society in The Geographic Journal (Vol. 88, #3, Sept. 1937). It is thus far unclear exactly who first named the waterfall but it appears it was suggested by one Dr. G. J. Williams in 1935 around the same time Zahl recorded the falls.
Discovering the legitimacy of King Edward VIII Falls was a huge find for us and we need to extend a big thanks to James Long for passing vital information our way to successfully identify its location. With the mapping of this waterfall, King Edward VIII Falls has been verified as being what we suspect is one of the tallest waterfalls in Guyana, if not the tallest (we can't say for sure without access to better topographic data and imagery).
|King Edward VIII Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.|
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