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Friday, 17 April 2015

Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall

Kaieteur Falls is a waterfall on the Potaro River  is located in Kaieteur National Park and is in the centre of Guyana's rain-forest. It is 226 meters or 741 feet, when it was measured from its lope over a sandstone cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters or 822 feet. Posteriorly, the locals named the falls Kaieteur, or “Old Man Falls”. Kaieteur Falls is about five times higher than the more well known Niagara Falls, and about two times the height of the Victoria Falls located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. 

Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
Photo credit Jeppe Klockareson
It is a single drop waterfall (by height and volume), which is the 122nd tallest in the world according to the World Waterfalls Database. Its distinction lies in the unique combination of great height and large volume, average flow rate of 663 cubic meters per second. The scenic visage of the Potaro River – a wide, coffee colored flow that runs for 225 kilometers. Up river from the falls, the Potaro Plateau stretches out to the distant escarpment of the Pakaraima Mountains. The Potaro river amalgamate with the Essequibo River which is one the longest and widest rivers in South AmericaKaieteur Falls is indeed one of the earths most spectacular and most powerful waterfalls.

Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
Photo credit Jeppe Klockareson

Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
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