World Waterfall Database

World's Largest Waterfalls

By Average Width

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to have an average width at their crest of at least 300 linear feet. The waterfalls on this list are those for which we have definitive information for, and should not be assumed to be a complete list of waterfalls which would otherwise qualify as globally significant based on this metric. As we add more information to the database, this list will grow.

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Cataloged
Waterfalls which are Cataloged we have visited and surveyed in person. Statistical information should be quite accurate (for the most part), and exact measurements will often be available (information is not guaranteed to always be up to date). Detailed information, directions, and photographs will almost always be available.
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Confirmed
Confirmed Waterfalls are known to exist, should be relatively accurately mapped and geotagged, and the statistical information available will often be dependable. If height information is presented, it may be estimated but should be accurate. Directions will not likely be available.
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Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed Waterfalls are often marked on a published map, but we have yet to confirm the exact location and / or whether or not its stature is significant enough to qualify for listing in the database. Statistical information may be estimated and may be inaccurate. No directions.
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Unknown
Waterfalls marked as Unknown are either suspected to exist based on heresay or a hunch, or we have received unverified information suggesting a waterfall may exist near the location provided but cannot corroborate it in any way. Geodata may not be accurate, the location may not be known at all, and statistical information will be estimated and highly inaccurate.
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Inundated
Inundated Waterfalls have been submerged beneath lakes or reservoirs, usually a result of impoundment of a river behind a dam, and most often no longer functionally exist (there may be rare exceptions). We maintain records for these features out of historical importance.
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Subterranean
Though not common, some waterfalls can be found entirely underground within cave systems. Access to subterranean waterfalls can vary from easy via developed walkways to requiring a high level of extremely technical spelunking skill, including familiarity with ropework and a distinct lack of claustrophobia.
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Disqualified
Waterfalls which have been marked as Disqualified do not have the necessary stature or features to qualify as a legitimate waterfall according to our criteria. We will maintain records for entries with this status where the feature is well known and / or may have been historically referred to as a waterfall at some point in time.
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Posted
Posted Waterfalls are known to exist, and we may have a large amount of information associated with them, but are located on private property and are not legally accessible to the general public. Accessing waterfalls with this status should not be attempted without first being explicitly granted permission of the property owner.
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Waterfall
Average Width
Watercourse
Location
Cataloged
30 feet
9 meters
Stony Brook
New York, United States
Cataloged
30 feet
9 meters
Stony Brook
New York, United States
Cataloged
30 feet
9 meters
Buttermilk Creek
New York, United States
Cataloged
30 feet
9 meters
Buttermilk Creek
New York, United States
Cataloged
30 feet
9 meters
Taughannock Creek
New York, United States
Confirmed
25 feet
8 meters
Horsepasture River
North Carolina, United States
Cataloged
25 feet
8 meters
Bear Swamp Creek
New York, United States
Cataloged
25 feet
8 meters
South Branch Grass River
New York, United States
Cataloged
25 feet
8 meters
Buttermilk Creek
New York, United States
Cataloged
25 feet
8 meters
Pennsylvania, United States
Cataloged
25 feet
8 meters
Buttermilk Creek
United States
Cataloged
20 feet
6 meters
Buttermilk Creek
United States
Cataloged
15 feet
5 meters
Steam Mill Brook
Vermont, United States
Cataloged
15 feet
5 meters
Bear Run
Pennsylvania, United States
Confirmed
10 feet
3 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Cataloged
10 feet
3 meters
Fish Kill
New York, United States
Cataloged
10 feet
3 meters
Bear Swamp Creek
New York, United States
Cataloged
10 feet
3 meters
Dry Creek
New York, United States
Cataloged
10 feet
3 meters
Stevens Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
6 feet
2 meters
New York, United States
Confirmed
6 feet
2 meters
New York, United States
Confirmed
4 feet
1 meters
Denton Brook
New York, United States
Disqualified
3 feet
1 meters
New York, United States
Confirmed
0 feet
0 meters
New York, United States
Disqualified
0 feet
0 meters
Alberta, Canada
Confirmed
0 feet
0 meters
Garden Creek
United States
Unconfirmed
0 feet
0 meters
Rogue River
Oregon, United States
Disqualified
0 feet
0 meters
Stony Brook
New York, United States
Posted
0 feet
0 meters
Mill Creek
New York, United States
Disqualified
100. Falls, The
0 feet
0 meters
Connecticut River
New Hampshire, United States
Cataloged
0 feet
0 meters
Willey Brook
New Hampshire, United States
Posted
0 feet
0 meters
Grassy Creek
North Carolina, United States
Posted
0 feet
0 meters
Hogsed Creek
North Carolina, United States
Posted
0 feet
0 meters
Brightwater Branch
North Carolina, United States
Confirmed
0 feet
0 meters
Bear Run
Pennsylvania, United States

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