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The runoff basin from above Inga Falls.

Inga Falls is a rapids 40 km from Matadi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the Congo River drops 96 m (315 ft) over the course of 15km (9 mi)[1]. At 42,476 m³/s (1,500,000 ft³/s), it is arguably the largest waterfall in the world.[2] Its maximum recorded volume is 70,793 m³/s (2,500,000 ft³/s).[1] Inga falls is also the site of two large hydroelectric dams, named Inga I & II, as well as two projected dams, one of which would be the largest (by power production) in the world.[3]


  1. ^ a b World Waterfalls Database Inga Falls
  2. ^ World Waterfalls Database World's Largest Waterfalls
  3. ^ Africa plans biggest dam project. BBC, Monday, 21 April 2008.

External links

GENI Inga III page

Coordinates: 5°30′S 13°37.5′E / 5.5°S 13.625°E / -5.5; 13.625


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