Name of Waterfall

Cumberland Falls

Description

Cumberland Falls is one of the largest waterfalls by volume, as well as one of the most powerful waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. The falls plunge 68-feet in a curtain of water which averages about 160 feet in width, and can increase to as much as 260 feet during periods of flood.

Other Names

['Great Falls', 'Little Niagara Falls', 'Shawnee Falls']

Magnitude

108.24

IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)

5.6

Total Height (ft)

68

Tallest Drop

68

Number of Drops

1

Average Width

160

Maximum Width

260

Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

4,440 cfs (8 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

920 cfs (4 months)

Pitch

90 degrees

Run (ft)

20

Watershed or Feeder Stream

Cumberland River