Facts & figures

How much water flows down the Rhine Falls daily? How deep is the basin?

All the important details about the Rhine Falls can be found here.

Width of the Falls150 metres
Height of the Falls23 metres
Depth of the basin13 metres
Age of the Fallsapprox. 15'000 years
Capacity of flow in summerapprox. 600'000 litres per second
Capacity of flow in winterapprox. 250'000 litres per second
Lowest capacity of flow1921, 95'000 litres per second
Greatest capacity of flow1965, 1'250'000 litres per second

Since 1983 Rhine Falls and its environment are in the state inventory for countryside and natural monuments of national importance.