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Earth is so beautiful. So many exciting things that lay on top. The natural beauty is sometimes disappear by pouring human needs on energy sources that rely upon water.

The victim many natural creations are missing some or sacrificed by the large project. Here are the 5 biggest waterfalls in the world, based on the amount of the average flow velocity:

Guaira Falls

1. Guaira Falls

Average flow speed of 470,000 cu ft / s (13,000 m3 / s)

Guaira Falls is a series of large waterfalls in the Parana River along the border between Brazil and Paraguay. This waterfall is actually no longer exist, submerged in 1982 by the Itaipu dam project. The swift flowing water in this waterfall varies, ranging from the published figures 470,000 cubic feet (13,000 m3) per second up to 1,750,000 cubic feet (50,000 m3) per second, so that the water flow rate Guaira is the largest in the world. The resulting roar of the falls can be heard up to 20 miles away.


2. Niagara Falls

Average flow speed of 202,000 cu ft / s (5,720 m³ / s)

Niagara is a large waterfall on the Niagara River which is the international border between the U.S. states, New York, with the provinces in Canada, Ontario. This waterfall is about 17 miles (27 km) north northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (120 km) southeast of Toronto, Ontario. Niagara is the name of a group of three waterfalls. The third waterfall is a waterfall Horseshoe, and the smaller Bridal Veil waterfall separated by an island called Luna Island from the main waterfall. Although not very high, the Niagara waterfalls are very wide and most popular in the world. More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water per minute was dropped and this is the most powerful waterfall in North America. Niagara is also famous for the beautiful rainbow across the middle of the swift waterfalls.

Paulo Afonso Falls

3. Paulo Afonso Falls

Average flow velocity of 100,000 cu ft / s (2,800 m3 / s)

Paulo Afonso Niagara Falls is a series of waterfalls in the Sao Francisco River in the northeastern part of Brazil near the city of Paulo Afonso. Has a height 275 feet (84 m) and an average width of over 60 feet (18 m). Upstream of the waterfall is a water dam Hidreletrica de Angiquinho (first hydroelectric power plant in northeastern Brazil). Before the damming of rivers, streams of water on average more than 100,000 cubic feet (2,800 m3) per second, and when the flood season exceeded 500,000 cubic feet (14,000 m 3) per second.

Iguazu Falls

4. Iguazu Falls

Average flow velocity 62.010 cu ft / s (1,756 m3 / s)

Iguazu Falls, is the name of the waterfall in the Iguazu River located on the border of the state of Paraná in Brazil and the province of Misiones in Argentina. This waterfall of the river divides into two parts, namely the top and bottom. The first European to find this waterfall is a Spanish explorer Alvar Nunez Cabeza named Conquistador de Vaca in 1541, which was also immortalized in the name of the waterfall on the part of Argentina. This waterfall then rediscovered by Boselli at the end of the 19th century, and one of the names of other waterfalls in the Argentine side is taken from the name.

Waterfall Patos e Maribondo

5. Waterfall Patos e Maribondo

Average flow speed of 53,000 cu ft / s (1,501 m3 / s)

Patos e Maribondo waterfall located in South America, specifically in the country of Brazil. This waterfall has a height of up to 35 meters with the average flow rate of approximately 53,000 cubic feet / s or 1.501 cubic meters / sec. The waterfall is now a distant memory, eroded by large hydropower projects.


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