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List of waterfalls by type

The following is a list of waterfalls by type.

  • Plunge: Water descends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface.[1]
  • Horsetail: Descending water maintains some contact with bedrock.[1]
  • Cataract: A large, powerful waterfall.[1]
  • Multi-step: A series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size each with its own sunken plunge pool.[1]
  • Block: Water descends from a relatively wide stream or river.[1][2]
  • Cascade: Water descends a series of rock steps.[1][2]
  • Segmented: Distinctly separate flows of water form as it descends.[1]
  • Tiered: Water drops in a series of distinct steps or falls.[1]
  • Punchbowl: Water descends in a constricted form and then spreads out in a wider pool.[1]
  • Fan: Water spreads horizontally as it descends while remaining in contact with bedrock.[1]

Some waterfalls are also distinct in that they do not flow continuously. Ephemeral waterfalls only flow after a rain or a significant snowmelt.[3][4][5]

Contents

PlungeEdit

AustraliaEdit

BangladeshEdit

BrazilEdit

BulgariaEdit

CanadaEdit

Costa RicaEdit

EstoniaEdit

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

GuadeloupeEdit

GuyanaEdit

HungaryEdit

IcelandEdit

IndiaEdit

 
Jog Falls, India's second highest plunge waterfall, is made up of four distinct, segmented falls, and is fed by the Sharavathi River. The tallest plunges 830 ft (253 m) into a deep chasm in a continuous column of water.

IndonesiaEdit

JapanEdit

LesothoEdit

MexicoEdit

New ZealandEdit

NorwayEdit

Aerial video of Waterfall Bluff in South Africa.

South AfricaEdit

Sri LankaEdit

TaiwanEdit

UgandaEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

VenezuelaEdit

ZambiaEdit

HorsetailEdit

AustraliaEdit

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

CanadaEdit

IcelandEdit

IndiaEdit

IrelandEdit

LesothoEdit

Republic of MacedoniaEdit

New ZealandEdit

NorwayEdit

PhilippinesEdit

SloveniaEdit

South AfricaEdit

Sri LankaEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

CataractEdit

Multi-stepEdit

BlockEdit

CascadeEdit

UgandaEdit

South AfricaEdit

ChinaEdit

IndiaEdit

GermanyEdit

IcelandEdit

Republic of MacedoniaEdit

NorwayEdit

LaosEdit

PhilippinesEdit

Sri LankaEdit

AustriaEdit

FinlandEdit

United KingdomEdit

CanadaEdit

JamaicaEdit

United StatesEdit

AustraliaEdit

New ZealandEdit

VenezuelaEdit

SegmentedEdit

TieredEdit

AustraliaEdit

BelizeEdit

BulgariaEdit

CanadaEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

IndiaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

ItalyEdit

Republic of MacedoniaEdit

NorwayEdit

PeruEdit

Sri LankaEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

ThailandEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

PunchbowlEdit

FanEdit

EphemeralEdit

 
An example of an ephemeral waterfall. This one, when flowing, feeds into the Chagrin River (Ohio).

Ephemeral waterfalls flow only after periods of heavy rain or significant snowmelt.[3][4][5]

United StatesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j What is a Waterfall? archived from the original 2011-07-18, retrieved 2012-07-18
  2. ^ a b http://geography.howstuffworks.com/terms-and-associations/waterfall.htm/printable
  3. ^ a b https://www.terragalleria.com Ephemeral waterfall seen from inside cave. Mammoth Cave National Park.
  4. ^ a b https://www.kidsdiscover.com About Horsetail Falls, One of Yosemite's Ephemeral Waterfalls.
  5. ^ a b https://www.wncwaterfalls Bird Rock Falls.

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