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St. John Falls near Gbedin

Main characteristics

Coordinates: 7.3341 N 8.8434 W
No:402        (list of all attractions)
Category:Waterfalls
Values:Geology, Visual
Rank:6
Address:Africa, Guinea, Nzérékoré, east from Dieke and Liberia, Nimba, St.John river north from Gbedin station
Alternate names:Gbedin Falls, Gbedi Falls
Height:˜ 25 - 30 m
Stream:St. John River

This impressive waterfall has formed in St. John River - a border river between Guinea and Liberia.

This waterfall is be some 25 - 30 m tall. The block of gneiss divides falls into two parts, where the eastern part is much smaller than the western one.

The main - western part of falls - is fan-shaped. Stream of St. John River here is some 20 - 25 m wide but after the falls it is up to 120 m wide.

Above the falls are located several more impressive rapids.

To the south is located locally famous site - Gbedin Rice Station. Here in the 1950s - 1960s was ongoing experiment for growing swamp rice. Experiment was only partly successful.

 

 

 

 

 

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