Niagara Falls - Tourism, Facts & Attraction

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Niagara Falls are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River. straddling the international border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, 75 miles south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. The Niagara Falls Weather is one of the seven forgotten natural wonders of the world and one of the seven wonders.

Niagara Falls Map is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island, Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side of the border and American Falls on the United States side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls also is located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island.

Niagara Falls of India were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly-formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than six million cubic feet of water fall over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in America.

Toronto to Niagara Falls is divided into the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. The Horseshoe Falls drop about 173 fee, the height of the American Falls varies between 70-100 feet because of the presence of giant boulders at its base. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet wide. The volume of water bapproaching the falls during peak flow season is 202,000 cubic feet per second.

By comparison Africa's spectacular Victoria Falls has over 15 million cubic feet of water falling over its crest line each minute during the peak of Angel Falls - The tallest waterfall in the world Wonder wet season. Since the flow is a direct function of the Lake Erie water elevation, it typically peaks in late spring or early summer. During the summer months, 100,000 cubic feet per second of water actually traverses the Falls. The most complete views of Niagara Falls frozen are available from the Canadian shoreline.

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