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Wapta Falls (Canada)
 Wapta Falls is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest waterfall of the Kicking Horse River, at about 30 metres (98 ft) high and 150 metres (490 ft) wide. Its average flow can reach 254 cubic metres per second (9,000 cu ft/s). The name stems from a Stoney Indian word meaning "river".

Alfred Creek Falls British Columbia, Canada
  Alfred Creek, at one time known as Glacier Creek, is a creek flowing off the east flank of Mount Alfred, southeast into the lower reaches of the Skwawka River near its mouth into the head of Jervis Inlet, which is on the South Coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is the location of the unofficially-named Alfred Creek Falls, which cascades 700 meters (2,297 ft) down a sheer rock wall onto an alluvial fan and is one of North America’s highest waterfalls

Helmet Falls British Columbia, Canada
 Helmet Falls has a total height of 1154 feet 352 meters and it is located in Canada, British Columbia, Kootenay National Park, Washmawapta Icefield. Helmet Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The headwaters of Helmet Creek come gushing out of the Washmawwapta Icefield, and almost immediately plunge over 1000 feet to the valley below. The falls actually consist of two streams, fed by two separate glaciers, which merge mid-fall, then drop over the second, smaller tier of the falls. The falls can only be reached via a 9 mile hike from the popular Vermilion Paint Pots.

Hunlen Falls, British Columbia Canada
 Hunlen Falls, originally called Mystery Falls is a waterfall in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, located in Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park to the west of the communities of Tatla Lake, Kleena Kleene and Nimpo Lake. It is the second-highest waterfall in British Columbia, after Della Falls on Vancouver Island, and measures a total of 1300 feet, falling from the north end of Turner Lake 850–900 feet into a box canyon, then another 400 feet into the Atnarko River, a tributary of the Bella Coola River. The watercourse between Turner Lake and the Atnarko is named Hunlen Creek. The name is that of an Indian chief who had traplines in the area

Della Falls, Canada
 Della Falls is a waterfall in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. With the highest total vertical drop, measured at 440 metres (1443 ft), Della Falls is widely regarded as the tallest in Canada. Della Falls is located 60 km (37 mi) from the town of Port Alberni, British Columbia in Strathcona Provincial Park.

Takakkaw Falls
Takakkaw Falls is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park, near Field, British Columbia, in Canada. Its highest point is 384m (1260 ft) from its base, making it the second-highest officially measured waterfall in western Canada, after Della Falls on Vancouver Island. However its true “free-fall” is only 254m (833 ft). “Takakkaw”, loosely translated from Cree, means something like “it is magnificent”. The falls are fed by the Daly Glacier which is part of the Waputik Icefield. The glacier keeps the volume of the falls up during the warm summer months, and are a tourist attraction, particularly in late spring after the heavy snow melts, when the falls are at peak condition.

Virginia Falls
Virginia Falls (Slavey: Nailicho) is a waterfall in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on the South Nahanni River, at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft).
It has a total drop of 96 m (315 ft), making it about twice the height of Niagara Falls. It consists of a single drop with an average width of 259 m (850 ft). The rock in the centre of the falls is called Mason’s Rock, named after Bill Mason, the famous Canadian canoeist, author, and filmmaker.

Niagara Falls (Canada & USA)
 The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, the majority of which–two-thirds according to the US Geological Survey–lies on the Canadian side of the border, and American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island.

Bridalveil Fall Yosemite Valley California
Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park. Bridalveil Fall is 188 metres (617 ft) and flows year round. The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left many hanging valleys which spawned the waterfalls that pour into the valley. During lesser water flow, the falls often don’t reach the ground. Because of this, the Ahwahneechee Native Americans called this waterfall Pohono, which means Spirit of the Puffing Wind.

Yosemite Falls (USA)
Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak. The total 739 metres (2,425 ft) from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls qualifies Yosemite Falls as the sixth highest waterfall in the world, though with the recent discovery of Gocta Cataracts, it appears on some lists as seventh. In years of little snow, the falls may actually cease flowing altogether in late summer or fall. A very small number of rock climbers have taken the opportunity to climb the normally inaccessible rock face beneath the falls, although this is an extraordinarily dangerous undertaking; a single afternoon thunderstorm could restart the falls, sweeping the climbers off the face.

Shoshone Falls (USA)
Shoshone Falls ( or ) is a waterfall on the Snake River located approximately five miles east of Twin Falls, Idaho. Sometimes called the "Niagara of the West," Shoshone Falls is 212 feet (64.7 m) high — 36 feet (10.97 m) higher than Niagara Falls — and flows over a rim 900 feet (274 m) wide. A park overlooking the waterfall is owned and operated by the City of Twin Falls. Shoshone Falls is best viewed in the spring as diversion of the Snake River for irrigation often significantly diminishes water levels in the summer and fall. Shoshone Falls has existed for 2,000 to 4,000 years. It is a total barrier to the upstream movement of fish. The falls were the upper limit of sturgeon, and spawning runs of salmon and steelhead could not pass the falls. Yellowstone cutthroat trout lived above the falls in the same ecological niche as Rainbow Trout below it.

Havasu Falls (USA)
 Havasu Falls is the second waterfall in the Grand canyon and it is accessed from a trail on the right side (left side when heading upstream) of the main trail. The side trail leads across a small plateau and drops into the main pool. Havasu is arguably the most famous and most visited of all the falls, and is considered one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world. The falls consist of one main chute that drops over a 120-foot (37 m) vertical cliff (due to the high mineral content of the water, the falls are ever-changing and sometimes break into two separate chutes of water) into a large pool. The falls are known for their natural pools, created by mineralization, although most of these pools were damaged and/or destroyed in the early 1990s by large floods that washed through the area.

Lake Francis Falls

Akaka Falls (Hawaii USA)
Akaka Falls, a 422 feet (129 m) tall waterfall. ʻAkaka in the Hawaiian language means "A rent, split, chink, separation; to crack, split, scale". The accessible portion of the park lies high on the right shoulder of the deep gorge into which the waterfall plunges, and the falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park. Also visible from this trail is Kahūnā Falls. Local folklore describes a stone here called Pōhaku a Pele that, when struck by a branch of lehua ʻāpane, will call the sky to darken and rain to fall. Lehua ʻāpane or ʻōhiʻa ʻāpane is an ʻōhiʻa tree (Metrosideros polymorpha) with dark red blossoms. ʻAkaka Falls is located on Kolekole Stream.

Depot Creek Falls Washington
 Depot Creek Falls is a 967 foot (295 m) high waterfall in the North Cascades National Park, Whatcom County, Washington. The falls occur where Depot Creek drops over a headwall. The creek starts off by plunging 200 feet (61 m). After that is a long slide of 767 feet (234 m) to the bottom of the valley.

Feather Falls
 Feather Falls is one of the highest falls in the United States, a thrilling 640-foot drop. This falls is maybe the most beautiful in California outside the Yosemite. It is located at Feather Falls Scenic Area, Plumas National Forest, Butte County in Oroville

Illilouette Fall
Illilouette Fall is a 370 foot (112 m) waterfall in Yosemite National Park. It is located in a small side canyon directly across from Vernal Falls, and is visible from the trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls. The best vantage point is from the Panorama Trail as it descends from Glacier Point.

Multnomah Falls
 Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon. It is credited by a sign at the site of the falls as the third tallest year-round waterfall in the United States.

Fairy Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
Fairy Falls is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Oregon. Its unique image quite frequently online as well as it being noted for its beauty in many guide books. Fairy Falls is fed by a small branch of Wahkeena Creek and is a rather short fall of 20 feet and just one drop. However, what distinguishes Fairy Falls from others in the area is its spectacular fan shape. Due to its low volume of water this falls creates beautiful whispers of water which, with a slow shutter speed enhanced by a polarizer and neutral density filter, offer the photographer a top spot to take shots. Also what makes this falls a good one to photograph is that you can get close up to the falls without the risk of spray or mist fogging up your lens. 

Seasonal falls emerge through morning fog and rain deep in the Columbia River Gorge

Nevada Falls 
 Nevada Fall is a 594-foot (181 m) high waterfall on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California. It is located below the granite dome, Liberty Cap, at the west end of Little Yosemite Valley. The waterfall is widely recognized by its bent shape, in which the water free-falls for roughly the first third of its length to a steep slick-rock slope. This mid-fall impact of the water on the cliff face creates a turbulent, whitewater appearance in the falls and produces a great deal of mist which covers a wide radius, which led to its current name (Nevada is an old Spanish word meaning snowy).

The Palouse Falls 
The Palouse Falls lies on the Palouse River, about 4 mi (6.4 km) upstream of the confluence with the Snake River in southeast Washington, United States. The falls are 200 ft (61 m) in height. The falls consists of an upper falls with a drop of 20 feet (6.1 m) which lies 1,000 feet (300 m) north northwest of the main drop, and a lower falls, with a drop of 180 feet (55 m).

Pitchfork Falls 
Pitchfork Falls has a total height of 2093 feet 638 meters and it is located in USA, Alaska, Skagway, Goat Lake. The falls cascade out of Goat Lake, just north of Skagway and drop into the Skagway River. The falls drop almost 2100 feet in about a mile, and don’t appear to have any single vertical drop over 100 feet or so. The falls can be seen in their entirety from the Klondike Highway.

Sentinel Falls
Sentinel Falls is a long series of cascades descending into Yosemite Valley alongside Sentinel Rock. It is a tiered waterfall consisting of 6 major drops totaling 1,920 feet (590 m), the longest single drop being 500 feet (150 m). Despite its immense height it has a relatively low drainage and is usually dry by July.

Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft (82 m) waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington, USA. It is one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series Twin Peaks. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year, where there is a two acre (8,000 m²) park, an observation deck, and a gift shop.

Vernal Falls, 
 Vernal Falls is a large waterfall on the Merced River just downstream of Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park, California. While the official height of the waterfall is 317 feet (97 m), the United States Geographical Survey has measured it at approximately 240 feet (73 m). The waterfall runs all year long, although by the end of summer it is substantially reduced in volume and can split into multiple strands, rather than a single curtain of water.

Monument Falls
Monument Falls with a total height of 1840 feet 561 meters and a tallest single drop of 1160 feet 354 meters, is located in USA, Montana, Glacier National Park, Avalanche Lake. Monument Falls is one of the three tall waterfalls seen dropping into the far side of popular Avalanche Lake, just a short hike off of the Going-to-the-Sun Highway in Glacier National Park. The falls are fed by glaciers and snowfields in Floral Park, and do appear to flow year round, but are best during the early summer.

Cumberland Falls
Cumberland Falls, sometimes called the Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls, is a large waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky. Spanning the river at the border of McCreary and Whitley counties, the waterfall is the central feature of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. On average the falls, which flow over a resistant sandstone bed, are 68 feet (21 m) high and 125 feet (38 m) wide, with an average water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per second (100 m³/s)

Comet Falls 
 Comet Falls is a tall waterfall located on Van Trump Creek in Pierce County, Washington. The falls are thought to be the best in the Mount Rainier region. At first glance the falls drop about 300 feet (91 m) out of a hanging valley in one lofty plunge. The height of the plunge is actually 320 feet (98 m). The falls are more than that though, as there are two obvious smaller tiers below the main drop as well as one just visible above the main drop. The bottom two drops are 40 and 20 feet (6.1 m) high while the height of the upper drop is not known. In any case, assuming the upper drop is at least 20 feet (6.1 m) high, the falls are likely around 400 feet (120 m) high.

Wapama Falls, California
Wapama Falls is the larger of two waterfalls located on the northern wall of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Arguably the most powerful waterfall in Yosemite National Park, it flows almost year-round and during peak flow has been known to inundate the trail bridge crossing it, making the falls impossible to pass during peak flow. The falls consist of two primary drops angled roughly 60 degrees to each other, and a broad cascade at its base. Wapama Falls is fed by Lake Vernon, a few miles to the north. Total height 1,080 ft (330 m), Height of longest drop 300 ft (90 m), Number of drops 3.

 Burney Falls 
 Burney Falls is a waterfall on Burney Creek, in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Shasta County, California. The water comes from underground springs above and at the falls, which are 129 feet high, and provides an almost constant flow rate of 100 million US gallons per day (4 m³/s), even during the dry summer months. The falls were called ‘the Eighth Wonder of the World’ by President Theodore Roosevelt, and were declared a National Natural Landmark in December 1984.

Lower Lewis River Falls, Washington
Gifford Pinchot National Forest

92 foot Frozen Waterfall at Abiqua Falls in Oregon

Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota
behind a frozen waterfall at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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