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Amazing Waterfalls of the World
Waterfall can be defined as the vertical movements of the water where a band of hard rocks crosses the path of water. The force of water is less able to erode the hard rocks, and thus leave the hard rocks as steep in the river's long profile. Our Home planet Earth consists of many thousands of waterfalls and they can be listed according to various things such as height, magnitude, width and popularity.
Boyoma Falls, Khone Falls, Niagara Falls, and Victoria Falls are some of the greatest waterfalls of the world by volume. There are also some falls notable for their great heights in this beautiful globe. Angel Falls, Engstligen Falls, Serio Cascata del, Yosemite Falls are some of the highest waterfalls of the world.
Boyoma Falls is the geatest waterfalls of the world by volume. It's lying on the curve of Lualoba River flowing in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa. It has seven sets of water falls called cataracts extending over 100 km along the curve of the river. The falls region is lying between the river port towns of Ubundu and Kisangani. The average height of waterfalls is 200 foot and average flowrate is 6 lacs cu.ft/sec. which is three times greater than that of Niagara Falls. In rainy seasons the flow rate reaches 18 lacs cu.ft./sec. Though it is one of the greatest waterfalls of the world, because of being cataract type of falls it is not so popular as other falls like Niagara and Victoria.
It's also one of the largest falls of the world which lies on Mekong River in Laos of Champasak Province. Its total height is 69 foot. This also a cataract type of waterfalls with an average flow rate of 4 lacs cu.ft./sec.. In rainy seasons the flow rate reaches16 lacs cu. ft./sec . The area of waterfalls forms thousands of islands and countless water streams.
Niagara Falls is the most famous and attractive falls of the world. It's lying on the river Niagara which flows between the provinces of America and Canada. It constitutes three parts of falls namely American Falls, Bridal veil Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. As the American Falls is slightly elevated to Canadian part, most of the water is diverted to Canadian part due to gravitational force of earth. Canadian part is 167 foot high with the crest length of 2,600 foot. American Falls is 176 foot high and has crest length of 1,075 foot. The massive falls of Niagara with the flow rate of 2 lacs cu.ft./sec. is attracting people from all over the world.
- NIAGARA FALLS, THE GREAT WONDER OF NATURE !
Niagara falls, one of the major tourist attractions of both US and Canada , is a dream spot of the people who are fond of natural wonders from all over the world. Magnificient and spectacular view of this...
Victoria Falls is situated in Zimbabwe of South Africa continent. Its total height is 360 foot and has singlre massive drop of about 40,000 cu.ft./sec. It's lying on the River Zambezi between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Though its flow rate is relatively less than other Great Water Falls, it has the widest massive water flow which has made it as one of the major tourist attractions of the world
This is the world higest waterfalls with the total height of 3,212 foot. It is located in Canaima National Park in the Gran Sabama region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. The height of falls is so great that before getting anywhere near the ground the water is buffeted by strong winds and turned into mist
It is situated in Bermese Oberland of Switzerland and the second highest waterfalls of Switzerland. The numerous mountain streams join together to form the falls from the total height of about 1,900 foot.
Yosemite Falls is the higest measured fallS in North America. It's located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. It's major attraction of the park especially in late spring when the flow is at its peak. The total height of the falls is 2,425 foot.
Serio Cascata del
It's also one of the tallest waterfalls of the world. The Serio falls is dammed above the falls and water is only released five days out of the year, June 20 th, July 18 th, August 22 nd, September 12 th and October 3 rd.