Sunday, June 7, 2009

Greatest Waterfalls based on Volume of Water

The flow of many waterfalls varies according to the season, and some have been reduced by building dams to harness their power for hydroelectric plants. The flow of the Boyoma waterfall is equivalent to 17 million liters a second – enough to fill more than 140,000 baths per second, or enough for every person on Earth to have two baths a day!
Boyoma (Stanley) waterfalls in Dem. Rep. of Congo is the world’s greatest waterfalls with an average flow of 17,000 m3 / sec. Khone waterfall is in Laos and its average flow is 11,330 m3/ sec. Niagara (Horseshoe) waterfall in Canada has an average water flow of 5,830 m3/ sec is the world’s third largest waterfall. Grande is the world’s third largest waterfall in Uruguay and it has an average water flow of 4,500 m3/ sec. The fifth largest waterfall in the world is Paulo Afonso in Brazil.

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