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Sivasamudram Falls
   Karnātaka, Mysore, 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.
This waterfall divides around Sivasamudram (also spelled Shivasamudram or Shivasanamudram) Island. One side is known as Gaganachukki and the other side is known as Bara chukki. Gagana chukki is a large horsetail and Bara chukki (also spelled Bhara chukki) is a jagged crashing cascade. Monsoon season makes this waterfall swell to enormous proportion, creating a waterfall perhaps a thousand feet wide.
Hydroelectric Integration
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: Shivasamudram Falls, Cauvery Falls, Kaveri Falls, Bhara chukki, Gagana chukki, Shimsha Falls
  • Sivasamudram Falls is the Official name of this waterfall


Our thoughts


The enormous hydropotential is too much to ignore, so the falls have been harnessed for generation of electricity since 1902. The river is sufficiently large enough to allow flow over the falls year round, but during the monsoon season, the flow is astonishing.

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

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