Waterfall Heights by
Measuring Martin


Martin Stefanowski     Martin Stefanowski was born in 1974 in Gdynia, Poland and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1986. In 1998 he appeared with Scott Ensminger in "Niagara Falls: Raging Rapids," a film shot in HD for the the Discovery Channel and the Japanese television channel NHK. Martin is a 1999 Tourism graduate from Niagara College. He is an avid waterfall lover, visiting waterfalls in Canada, Japan, and New York State. He is happily residing in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Measuring Smearon's Ravine Falls, Middle
    Determining the height of a waterfall can be somewhat challenging. One issue is deciding exactly where the crest of the waterfall is. Many waterfalls have a small riffle or rapids just before the crest. Another issue is the volume of water at the time of the measurement. In flood conditions the waterfall height may appear shorter. In times of drought the the waterfall height may appear taller.
    Using a Leica Disto D8, also known as a laser distance meter or rangefinder, Martin has been visiting various waterfalls to precisely measure their height in average flow conditions

    In the table below you will find four columns, (1) the waterfalls name, (2) the New York county or Canadian province it is located in, (3) the Leica measured height, and (4) reported heights of the waterfall. The reported heights of a waterfall come from various historical and newer printed materials, various web sights, and what others have told Martin or Scott.



Waterfalls In
New York State
Waterfall Name New York County
Measured Height
Reported Heights
American Falls Niagara
176, 188
Akron Falls Erie
41
40, 44
Aunt Sarah's Falls Schuyler
113
90
Baby Wheeler's Falls, Upper Livingston
9
Baby Wheeler's Falls, Lower Livingston
15
Beards Falls Livingston
46
43
Bergen Falls, The Last Seneca
20
Bergen Falls, Upper Seneca
39
Bergen Falls, North Seneca
57
Blackfly Falls No. 5 Topmkins
38
Bridal Veil Falls Niagara
176, 188
Bruce's Falls Seneca
23
Buttermilk Falls Erie
56
54
Buttermilk Falls Genesee
58
50, 80
Carpenter Falls Cayuga
65
90
Carpenter Falls, Lower Cayuga
58
62, 65
Cascades of Attica Wyoming
47
60
Cavern Cascade Schuyler
47
50
Chittenango Falls Madison
130
167
Clarendon Falls Orleans
25
26
Clifton Falls Cayuga
59
Deh-ga-ya-soh Falls Wyoming
151
150
Eagle Cliff Falls Schuyler
39
40, 41
Eternal Flame Falls Erie
29
30
Fall Brook Falls Livingston
101
70, 104
Forest Falls Tompkins
44
25, 60
Frontenac Falls Seneca
134
90, 95, 128
Frontenac Falls, Upper Seneca
40
Glen Falls Erie
26
27, 30
Great Gully Falls Cayuga
15
18
Great Gully Falls, Lower Cayuga
7
8
Gulf Creek Falls Tompkins
95
65
Gulf Creek Falls, Middle Tompkins
37
35
High Falls, Rochester Monroe
78
90, 92, 96, 98, 99
Holley Falls Orleans
38
40
Honeyoe Falls Monroe
21
20, 30
Horseshoe Falls Tompkins
30
30
Hosmer Falls Seneca
64
Hotchkiss Falls Wyoming
50
Indian Falls Genesee
20
Indian Fort Falls Livingston
44
50
Inspiration Falls Wyoming
320
350
Ithaca Falls Tompkins
117
105, 150, 156
Knox Falls Erie
38
Ledyard Falls Cayuga
50
LeRoy Falls Genesee
6
5
Lower Falls, Letchworth Livingston/Wyoming
42
55, 70, 96
Lower Falls, Rochester Monroe
94
67, 85, 96, 105, 109, 110
Ludlowville Falls Tompkins
46
35, 40, 50
Medina Falls Orleans
22
40
Middle Falls, Letchworth Livingston/Wyoming
118
107, 110
Minnehaha Falls Schuyler
17
21
Moonshine Falls Cayuga
34
60
Morganville Falls Genesee
31
30
Parson Falls Cayuga
143
140
Parson Falls, Lower Cayuga
65
Pratt's Falls Onondaga
133
137
Rice Falls Tompkins
16
Salmon River Falls Oswego
104
110
Schoolmarm Falls Cattaraugus
54
35
Seneca Mill Falls Yates
32
22
Shadow Cascade Wyoming
12
14
Sheldrake Falls Seneca
73
80
Shequaga Falls Schuyler
156
156
Silver Thread Falls Seneca
118
125, 150
Spring Brook Falls Erie
47
Taughannock Falls Tompkins
203
210, 212, 215
Taughannock Falls, Lower Tompkins
18
15, 18
Taughannock Falls, Upper Tompkins
57
80, 100
Taunton Cascde, Lower Wyoming
24
Taunton Cascde, Upper Wyoming
18
Tinker Falls Cortland
49
45
Upper Falls, Letchworth Livingston/Wyoming
67
66, 70, 71
Warsaw Falls Wyoming
89
80
Wee Water Willy Wyoming
126
117
Wheeler's Gully Falls Livingston
42
Wolf Creek Falls, Upper Wyoming
71
65



Waterfalls In Ontario
Waterfall Name Province
Measured Height
Reported Heights
Albion Falls Ontario
62
62
Ball's Falls, Lower Ontario
87
80, 85, 90, 100
Ball's Falls, Upper Ontario
33
30, 35
Beamer's Falls Ontario
32
16, 40, 45
Beamer's Falls, Lower Ontario
23
23
Borer's Falls Ontario
58
49, 60, 82
Buttermilk Falls Ontario
64
75
Canning's Falls Ontario
16
Canning's Falls, Upper Ontario
10
Canterbury Falls Ontario
20
30, 31
Colt's Creek Falls, Upper Ontario
64
50
Decew Falls Ontario
59
60, 72
Decew Falls, Lower Ontario
32
25, 28
Devil's Punch Bowl Falls Ontario
111
111, 121
Dyment Falls Ontario
44
52
Elora Falls Ontario
19
25
Eugenia Falls Ontario
67
75, 90, 98, 100
Felker's Falls Ontario
70
66, 72
Forks of the Credit Falls Ontario
33
40
Great Falls Ontario
29
20, 33
Horseshoe Falls Ontario
167, 188
Hilton Falls Ontario
22
20, 33
Hogg's Falls Ontario
18
23, 25
Horning's Mills Falls Ontario
19
30
Indian Falls Ontario
49
45, 49
Inglis Falls Ontario
49
55, 60, 66
Jones Falls Ontario
29
35, 39
Keefer Falls Ontario
24
20, 25, 40, 50
Kilbride Falls Ontario
10
Louth Falls Ontario
26
20, 25
Quarry Falls Ontario
10
Rockway Falls Ontario
36
45, 60, 64
Rockway Falls, Lower Ontario
12
Scenic Falls Ontario
59
59, 66
Scott's Falls Ontario
12
Scott's Falls, Lower Ontario
8
Smeaton's Ravine Falls, Middle Ontario
43
50
Sherman Falls Ontario
51
38, 56
Spring Falls Ontario
23
20
Stephanie Falls Ontario
28
28, 30
Swayze Falls Ontario
43
46, 100
Sydenham Falls Ontario
45
45, 49
Sydenham Falls, Lower Ontario
10
13
Sydenham Falls, Middle Ontario
14
10
Terrace Creek Falls Ontario
20
23, 26
Tew's Falls Ontario
134
135, 150
Tew's Falls, Lower Ontario
11
12
Thirty Mile Creek Falls Ontario
8
Tiffany Falls Ontario
56
62, 66, 69, 72
Walter's Falls Ontario
37
46, 50
Washboard Falls Ontario
14
16
Weaver's Creek Falls Ontario
9
7, 9, 23
Webster's Falls Ontario
72
66, 72, 76, 90
Webwood Falls Ontario
28

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