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This waterfall is known to exist but its stature and / or location have not yet been verified by the World Waterfall Database.
This waterfall has been incorporated into a hydroelectric scheme and as a result may not flow consistently year round.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- Kunchikal Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall
When we first uncovered information about this waterfall, the data suggested the falls were nearly 1,500 feet tall which would make it the tallest waterfall in India which we have yet documented. When Google Earth started providing better quality imagery at the location of the falls, it became clear that this likely wasn't the case, but it was hard to be sure because the terrain isn't rendered correctly. As it currently stands, we can't say for sure exactly how tall the falls are - it could be as little as 400 feet or as much as about 800 feet. We know for sure it isn't anywhere close to 1,500 feet tall as we had previously thought - that's a measure of the head of the penstocks feeding into the generating house at the bottom of the gorge - and this has been confirmed by several first hand accounts. But there is still very little information about exactly how significant (or not) the falls may be, so we can't say much more with any certainty.
|Kunchikal Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.|
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