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We are currently working on finalizing a global database of waterfall locations, termed HydroFALLS. The database contains the location of >4000 waterfalls which have been manually inspected and verified using remote sensing and auxiliary information. The database was created by means of the systematic merging, consolidation and validation of existing global, regional and national waterfall datasets to generate a waterfall point layer. All waterfall locations are co-registered to the global river network of the HydroSHEDS/HydroRIVERS database.

We expect version 1.0 of the HydroFALLS database to be released in 2024.

Victoria Falls, one of the world's largest waterfalls which is located on the Zambezi river

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