Which waterfalls are similar to the Niagara falls, and why?

On February 18, 2010 · 1 Comments

If possible, could you be geographical, because this is for my geography hw.

The status of the major Waterfalls of the world is based not only on the height of the fall, but also on the volume of water flow. For this reason, Della Falls, the highest in Canada, is not regarded, in world literature, as a major waterfall. Niagara Falls, on the other hand, is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest cataracts because of the estimated mean annual flow of 6000 cubic metres per second.

While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America

By comparison Africa’s spectacular Victoria Falls has over 19 million cubic feet (546,000 m³) of water falling over its crest line each minute during the peak of the wet season (320,000 cu ft/9,100 m³ per second).
Victoria Falls is situated in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are, by some measures, the largest waterfall in the world.

Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls may just be the most spectacular and impressive waterfall in the world. It’s located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones on the River Iguazu. There are numerous legends that surround it. One is that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. Enraged by this, the god split the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

Yosemite falls is definitely special, and is has a certain charm that the other huge waterfalls don’t have. It is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, it is a major attraction in the park. The total 2425-foot (739 m) distance from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls makes it go in the top 10 tallest (the order is not quite clear).

Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world and is located in the Guayana highlands,one of five topographical regions of Venezuela. It plunges off the edge of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain, and free falls 2,421 feet to the river below, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth.
In total it is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls with a total of 2,937 feet.

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Here’s some Canadian Waterfalls Falls ….Name,drop and location…but no volume of water.

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Della Falls 440 Della Lake, BC
Takakkaw Falls 254 Daly Glacier, BC
Hunlen Falls 253 Atnarko River, BC
Panther Falls 183 Nigel Creek, AB
Helmcken Falls 137 Murtle River, BC
Bridal Veil Falls 122 Bridal Creek, BC
Virginia Falls 90 South Nahanni River, NT
Chute Montmorency 84 Rivière Montmorency, QC
Twin Falls 80 Yoho National Park, BC
Chute Ouiatchouan 79 Rivière Ouiatchouan, QC
Brandywine Falls 61 Brandywine Creek, BC
Niagara Falls (American Falls) 59 (Niagara River, USA)
Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls) 57 Niagara River, ON
Wilberforce Falls 49 Hood River, NU
Dog Falls 47 Kaministiquia River, ON
Kakabeka Falls 47 Kaministiquia River, ON
Chute de Shawinigan 46 Rivière Saint-Maurice, QC
Grand Falls 43 Exploits River, NL
Parry Falls 40 Lockhart River, NT
Wawaitin Falls 38 Mattagami River, ON
Elizabeth Falls 34 Fond du Lac River, SK
Aubrey Falls 33 Mississagi River, ON
Alexandra Falls 32 Hay River, NT
Thomas Falls 31 Unknown River, NL
Marengo Falls 30 Marengo Creek, NT
Barrow Falls 27 Barrow River, NU
Pigeon Falls 27 Pigeon River, ON
Scott Falls 27 Unknown River, NL
Tyrrell Falls 26 Lockhart River, NT
High Falls 24 Onaping River, ON
Schist Falls 24 Pukaskwa River, ON
Smoky Falls 24 Mattagami River, ON
Christopher Falls 23 Opasatika River, ON
Chute du Calcaire 22 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Chute au Granite 21 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Partridge Falls 21 Pigeon River, ON
Steephill Falls 21 Magpie River, ON
Louise Falls 20 Hay River, NT
Muhigan Falls 19 Muhigan River, MB
Big Beaver Falls 18 Kapuskasing River, ON
Chutes aux Schistes 18 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Twin Falls 18 Abitibi River, ON
Lady Evelyn Falls 17 Kakisa River, NT
Muskrat Falls 15 Churchill River, NL
Taskinigup Falls 15 Burntwood River, MB
Kazan Falls 14 Kazan River, NU
Rideau Falls 12 Rideau River, ON

Hope that helps ya and you’ve got your inner tube handy ! *lol*

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One Response to “Which waterfalls are similar to the Niagara falls, and why?”

  1. Michael C says:

    The status of the major waterfalls of the world is based not only on the height of the fall, but also on the volume of water flow. For this reason, Della Falls, the highest in Canada, is not regarded, in world literature, as a major waterfall. Niagara Falls, on the other hand, is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest cataracts because of the estimated mean annual flow of 6000 cubic metres per second.

    While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America

    By comparison Africa’s spectacular Victoria Falls has over 19 million cubic feet (546,000 m³) of water falling over its crest line each minute during the peak of the wet season (320,000 cu ft/9,100 m³ per second).
    Victoria Falls is situated in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are, by some measures, the largest waterfall in the world.

    Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls may just be the most spectacular and impressive waterfall in the world. It’s located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones on the River Iguazu. There are numerous legends that surround it. One is that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. Enraged by this, the god split the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

    Yosemite falls is definitely special, and is has a certain charm that the other huge waterfalls don’t have. It is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, it is a major attraction in the park. The total 2425-foot (739 m) distance from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls makes it go in the top 10 tallest (the order is not quite clear).

    Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world and is located in the Guayana highlands,one of five topographical regions of Venezuela. It plunges off the edge of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain, and free falls 2,421 feet to the river below, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth.
    In total it is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls with a total of 2,937 feet.

    *********************************************************
    Here’s some Canadian Waterfalls Falls ….Name,drop and location…but no volume of water.

    .
    Della Falls 440 Della Lake, BC
    Takakkaw Falls 254 Daly Glacier, BC
    Hunlen Falls 253 Atnarko River, BC
    Panther Falls 183 Nigel Creek, AB
    Helmcken Falls 137 Murtle River, BC
    Bridal Veil Falls 122 Bridal Creek, BC
    Virginia Falls 90 South Nahanni River, NT
    Chute Montmorency 84 Rivière Montmorency, QC
    Twin Falls 80 Yoho National Park, BC
    Chute Ouiatchouan 79 Rivière Ouiatchouan, QC
    Brandywine Falls 61 Brandywine Creek, BC
    Niagara Falls (American Falls) 59 (Niagara River, USA)
    Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls) 57 Niagara River, ON
    Wilberforce Falls 49 Hood River, NU
    Dog Falls 47 Kaministiquia River, ON
    Kakabeka Falls 47 Kaministiquia River, ON
    Chute de Shawinigan 46 Rivière Saint-Maurice, QC
    Grand Falls 43 Exploits River, NL
    Parry Falls 40 Lockhart River, NT
    Wawaitin Falls 38 Mattagami River, ON
    Elizabeth Falls 34 Fond du Lac River, SK
    Aubrey Falls 33 Mississagi River, ON
    Alexandra Falls 32 Hay River, NT
    Thomas Falls 31 Unknown River, NL
    Marengo Falls 30 Marengo Creek, NT
    Barrow Falls 27 Barrow River, NU
    Pigeon Falls 27 Pigeon River, ON
    Scott Falls 27 Unknown River, NL
    Tyrrell Falls 26 Lockhart River, NT
    High Falls 24 Onaping River, ON
    Schist Falls 24 Pukaskwa River, ON
    Smoky Falls 24 Mattagami River, ON
    Christopher Falls 23 Opasatika River, ON
    Chute du Calcaire 22 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
    Chute au Granite 21 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
    Partridge Falls 21 Pigeon River, ON
    Steephill Falls 21 Magpie River, ON
    Louise Falls 20 Hay River, NT
    Muhigan Falls 19 Muhigan River, MB
    Big Beaver Falls 18 Kapuskasing River, ON
    Chutes aux Schistes 18 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
    Twin Falls 18 Abitibi River, ON
    Lady Evelyn Falls 17 Kakisa River, NT
    Muskrat Falls 15 Churchill River, NL
    Taskinigup Falls 15 Burntwood River, MB
    Kazan Falls 14 Kazan River, NU
    Rideau Falls 12 Rideau River, ON

    Hope that helps ya and you’ve got your inner tube handy ! *lol*
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