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  Niagara Falls Info, Niagara Falls Best Attractions, Waterfalls in Niagara Falls Canada
The falls were formed more than 12,000 years ago when the river now known as the Niagara River exposed a weak layer in the rock over which it flows.
The Canadian Falls are roughly crescent-shaped and are separated from the American Falls by Goat Island, New York.
To stand beside the Falls of Niagara and to hear the incessant roaring thunder and to feel the earth moving to the vibration of the sheer volume of water is to understand the grandeur and dynamism of Niagara Falls.
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  Niagara Falls - the Falls (Cataracts)
o stand beside the Falls of Niagara and to hear the incessant roaring thunder and to feel the earth moving to the vibration of the sheer volume of water is to understand the grandeur and dynamism of Niagara Falls.
The average depth of the Niagara River upstream of Niagara Falls is 15 feet (4.5m).The deepest area of the Niagara River upstream of Niagara Falls is approximately 27 feet (8m).
Behind the Horseshoe Falls is a rock shelf approximately 20 feet (6m) in width, however because of the sheer shale cliffs on either side and because of the volume of water falling, access is not possible.
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  Khone Falls
The Khone Falls are the main reason that the Mekong is not navigable into China.
The falls' total height is 70 feet (21 meters) in segmented cascades (or rapids) stretching over six miles (10 kilometers) of the river's length.
The falls are home to the plabuck, an endangered species of Catfish said to be the largest freshwater fish in the world.
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  List of waterfalls - Simple English Wikipedia
Yosemite Falls, California - highest waterfall in North America with a 436 m (1430 ft) in one drop followed by 98 m (320 ft) in another, flowing year-round
Burney Falls, California - spring fed, 39 m (129 ft) drop, 4 mandsup3/s (150 ftandsup3/s) constant flow rate.
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 Khone Falls Information
The Khone Falls is a waterfall on the Mekong River in Laos in the Ban Hang Khone province near its border with Cambodia.
The Khone Falls are the main reason that the Mekong is not navigable into China.
The falls are home to the plabuck, an endangered species of catfish said to be the largest freshwater fish in the world.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Mekong
Hopetoun Falls near Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a sudden break in elevation.
From around the time of the fall of the Khmer empire, the Mekong was the frontline between the emergent states of Siam and Tonkin (North Vietnam), with Laos and Cambodia, then situated on the coast, torn between their influence.
Their chief finding was that the Mekong had too many falls and rapids to ever be useful for navigation.
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 info: Khone_Falls   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The area of the falls is dotted with islands and countless waterways.
The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong river is not navigable into China.
IndexWebster's Dictionary defines a waterfall as: A fall, or perpendicular descent, of the...
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 Brainboost - which is the largest waterfall in the world
Iguazu falls, the largest waterfall in the world is in - the northeast of the country surrounded by a subtropical forest..
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One of the falls, the Devil’s Throat, is the largest waterfall in the world in terms of volume of water per second..
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 MRC, Mekong River Commission - MRC Programmes
This migration was reported by all the stations from Dong Thap province in Viet Nam to the Khone Falls.
Below the Khone Falls, juveniles of 2-4 cm were reported by six stations, from Kompong Cham downstream to the Mekong delta (four stations in Cambodia and two in Viet Nam).
Above the Khone Falls, the smallest sizes were recorded by one station in Xayabouri, which reported juveniles of 6 cm from June to August.
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 List of waterfalls
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 Khone
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 Travel to Champasak tours tour operator Champassack Laos - Information about Champasak and Laos
Champassack, lies to the southwestern Laos, the capital of Champassack is Pakse, which located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Sedon rivers.
This is one of the main political and economic centers of Lao PDR and situated in the southwestern part of Laos, which the capital of Champassack is Pakse located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Sedon rivers.
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 Waterfalls 101
As the process is repeated, the falls slowly migrate upstream, often leaving a series of plunge pools in the riverbed that mark the former locations of the falls.
Among the titans is Khone Falls, on the Mekong River in Laos.
Downstream on the Parana itself Guaira Falls - with 7 1/2 times the average discharge of Iguassu - was the mightiest cataract on earth until it was flooded out of existence by the construction of the Itaipu dam, completed in 1982.
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 Khone Falls   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Khone Falls is a waterfall on the Mekong River in Laos in the Ban Hang Khone province near its border with Cambodia.
The falls' total height is 70 feet (21 meters) in segmented cascades (or rapids) stretching over six miles (9.7 kilometers) of the river's length.
The average discharge of the cataract is nearly 3 million gallons per second (11,610 cubic meters per second), though the highest volume on record was reached at over 13 million gallons per second (49,500 cubic meters per second).
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 Water falls-DAWN - Young World; May 13, 2006
The Khone Falls are a series of cataracts (water falls) on the Mekong River in southern Laos on the border with Combodia.
The Boyoma Falls, formerly known as the Stanley Falls, in north-west Zaire, Central Africa, is the world’s highest volume waterfall.
Yosemite Falls consists of two major falls separated by a series of smaller cascades: the Upper Yosemite Fall drops 436m, while the Lower drops just over 100m.The two falls, including the cascades, drop a total of 800metres, are equivalent to the height of Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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 Adventure
The falls are only 10m high but it has a broad sweep and numerous deep pools making it a perfect end to a hot biking day.
Ride a loop to the Khone Phapheng Falls, a 13km stretch of powerful rapids with several sets of cascades, the largest being Khone Phapheng.
The afternoon is at leisure to explore the peaceful islands of Khone and Done Deth.
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At Sambor and Kratie as well as just south of Khone Falls, it moves downstream at the onset of the rainy season and upstream in the dry season.
Upstream the Khone Falls, this fish begins migrating upstream in the dry season (February-May) and continues into the beginning of the rainy season.
Undertakes upstream migrations from Khone Falls all the way to Chiang Khong in northern Thailand which are triggered by the increase of water levels and the change in water-color from clear to red-brown.
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 Around Pakse, travel and information guide
The larger island are inhabited and the largest southern island, Don Khone has an old disused 5km railway, built by the French as part of the Mekong bypass route.
The river cannot be navigated south of Don Khone because of the Khone Falls - the smaller Samphamit Falls and the larger Khong Phabeng Falls - the biggest in Asia, and maybe the widest falls in the world.
Near the falls can be found the endangered Irriwaddy dolphins.
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 Niagara Falls Info for the City of Niagara Falls
The Canadian Falls are located on the Canadian side of the border and are horseshoe shaped.
The Canadian Falls (Horseshoe Falls) are 167 feet high and 2,500 feet long, with 90 per cent of the water flow.
The American Falls are 176 feet high and 1,100 feet long with 10% of the water flow.
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 IMMF
Take a needle slim boat through the flooded forest to the picturesque Ban Hang Khone on Khone Island and you emerge at the edge of a wide, still pool in southern Laos, just a hundred meters from the Cambodian border.
This turbulent complex of rapids and waterfalls makes it impossible for the mammals to move further upstream so the “now you see it, now you don’t” grey shape in the river is one of the few left in Laos.
The people of Hang Khone know that dolphins mean more tourists but they also realise that it is important to save the dolphins for future generations to enjoy.
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 Waterfalls of Ontario/New York - Niagara Falls; Niagara Falls
Ninety-eight percent of Horseshoe Falls is on the Canadian side of the border.
Paulo Afonso Falls in Brazil has an average volume of 100,000 cfs, Khone Falls in Laos is 410,000 cfs, and Livingstone Chutes in Congo is 1,240,000 cfs.
Inga Falls and Boyoma Falls in Congo are also larger, but these are really just a series of rapids over a long distance, and I personally would not consider them to be waterfalls.
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 Cyclocheilichthys enoplus - Species Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Mekong, it undertakes an upstream migration from Phnom Penh to Khone Falls from November to February, and a downstream migration from May to August.
Above the Khone Falls, upstream migrations occur from April to September which are dominated by adult fishes and probably these are spawning migrations because of the presence of mature fishes bearing eggs (Ref. 37770).
These upstream migrations above the Khone Falls are reported to be triggered by the first rainfall at the end of the dry season, rising of water levels and higher turbidity (Ref. 37770).
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 Getting to Know the Mekong Wetlands - Regional - ADB.org
The larger islands are inhabited and the largest southern island, Don Khone, even has an old, disused 5-km-long railway built by the French as part of the Mekong bypass route.
Khone Falls, the biggest in Asia and possibly the widest in the world, are a barrier to commercial navigation.
The endangered Irrawaddy dolphins (pa kha to lao) can be found near Khone Falls.
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 The calmer passage - The Boston Globe
But it is fiercest along the Khone Falls, a seven-mile stretch of cataracts and rapids -- the widest in the world -- that cuts across the brown breadth of the Mekong River.
The falls foiled French colonial attempts to run steamships north toward China and helped isolate from the region, and the wider world, many who live near the river.
Motorists skirted the falls by following Route 13 to and from the remote riverside border checkpoints, and other travelers cleared the falls by taking flights from the city of Pakse, 80 miles north of the falls, to Siem Reap, Cambodia, and the temples at Angkor Wat.
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 Champasak, Pakse; The Niangela of Asia
The province also houses much of the Bolaven Plateau, an area that is home to a number of ethnic minorities.
To the south is Si Pan Don (four thousand islands), where the Mekong reaches up to 14km wide during the rainy season and the Khone Phapeng Falls.
Pakse has a number of comfortable places to stay and is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.
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 My travel in South East Asia from Beijing to Ho Chi Minh City, Laos
Beyond Vientiane, in the southern part of the country, is the final Lao stretch of the Mekong and one of its wonders, the Khone Falls.
The Mekong River is the major north-south commercial artery; all but two sections of it--the Khone Falls and the rapids of Khemmarat (Khemarat)--are navigable for at least part of the year.
When the petals fall, the seed pod is sliced to release a milk-white juice that dries to a brown fudge that can be stored for years without losing its potency.
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 Data Bank - Water Falls
The famous Niagara Falls has migrated about seven miles from its original location since it was created at the end of the Ice Age, a mere 10,000 years ago.
Today, Niagara Falls is famous mainly because it is located near one of the world’s biggest population centers.
Riding the falls in a rounded steel barrel, this native of Cornwall, England survived a plunge only to spend six months in the hospital recovering from his injuries.
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 Smiling dolphins, myriad islands, waterfalls and colonial relics in Laos
The islands range in size from Khong, with some 55,000 residents, to uninhabited isles draped with lush vegetation, to tiny outcrops sustaining a tree or two, their branches bent by currents of the monsoon-swollen waters which yearly drown much of the vegetation.
The riverscape's languid mood is dramatically shattered at the Khone Falls, cataracts over which the river roars and foams like a furious charge of silver-maned stallions.
They had their dream dashed when the reached the falls in 1866.
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The “Khone falls” are not as high as Niagara or Victoria falls in Africa but they do have more water tumbling off them making them an impressive sight at any time of year.
A favorite breeding ground for fish and hang out for the extremely rare Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphin, the falls are also home to some of the bravest fishermen on earth.
We hung out with these fascinating men who risk their lives on a daily basis in and around the violent rapids to catch the sizable fish in the area.
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 globeandmail.com: Listening to rice grow
The railway bridge would not look out of place in a small town in France, and that's not surprising, since it was built by the French and is a relic of their colonial presence.
Another vantage point overlooks thundering Khone Falls, a crashing cataract that, at almost a kilometre in width, is the widest in Asia.
Unable to pass the falls and the rapids are freshwater dolphins.
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