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Yutajé, Salto
   Amazonas, Venezuela

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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.
The waters of Río Yutajé collect on Cerro Yutajé, a flat topped mountain called a Tepui. Rivulets form streams, streams become rivers then rivers leap off the edge in magnificent displays. Salto Yutajé is a tall plunge followed by a probable series of falls in a deep jungle festooned gorge. The falls were surveyed at 2345' (715m), but no information regarding individual drops was mentioned.

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Also Known as: Yutajé Falls
  • Yutajé, Salto is the Official name of this waterfall

The falls are named for the river (Río Yutajé) and the mountain (Cerro Yutajé).

Our thoughts


Like dozens of other Venezuelan tepuis (table mountains), the waters that collect on its surface eventually make spectacular leaps. Cerro Yutajé is no different. The mountain is a flat topped formation that is long and slender, running along a more or less north-south axis. The waters of Río Yutajé make a sheer leap of perhaps a thousand feet into a steep gorge. The crest of the falls is a little over 4100' (1250m) above sea level. The plains surrounding the mountain are typically between 400' (122m) and 700' (213m) above sea level. The steepest portion of the valley, as seen in low resolution satellite imagery, suggests the figure of 2345' (715m) is quite likely.

Yutajé, Salto is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

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http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gglvGC_SAUQusgEqziMndQ
http://www.amazonair.com/Yutaje/Images/57.jpg

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