Niagara Falls is one of the most natural wonders of the world. Niagara is the largest waterfall in the world in terms of water flow. About four million cubic feet of water per minute falls from this waterfall, created nearly 10,000 years ago. Due to its natural beauty, this place is very popular for thirsty travelers. About thirty Million people visit the waterfall every year. In this episode we will know about Niagara Falls, the largest fountain in the world.
Niagara falls on map
Niagara Falls is located on the international border between the United States, New York and the Ontario area of Canada. The word Niagara originates from the word Ongiara. Which means the thunderbolt. The sound of the water in this waterfall is so intense that you cannot hear any other sound here. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States and Canada. So it is very easy to reach Niagara by road, rail or airplane.
The waterfall is not seen face to face from American terrain. It can be seen from behind. The waterfall is best seen from the front, part of Canada. However, by boat trip on the Niagara River in the United States, the waterfall is the closest. A boat named maid of the mist takes tourists to the beauty of it.
Type of niagara falls
Niagara Falls is not a single waterfall. It is essentially the sum of the three waterfalls. Three percent of these waterfalls are in two, Canada and one in the United States. The American part is named american falls and canadian falls in Canada. Horseshoe Falls is the largest waterfall in Canada. It is named after the appearance of the Horseshoe, much like the appearance from above. This part of the waterfall is 167 feet high and 2600 feet wide. About 90 percent of the water in the Niagara Falls falls through this Horseshoe Falls. The second highest waterfall here is American Falls. It is about 70 feet high and 1600 feet wide. Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the Niagara Falls. It is also located in America.
About 20 percent of all the fresh water in the world is deposited, with more than one lake in the great lakes. And most of the water in the great lakes flows, with the Niagara Falls. In addition to the vastness and beauty of Niagara Falls, its water rapidity makes it terribly beautiful. During these summers, more than six million cubic feet of water flows every minute. At different times of the year, these flows vary. However, the average amount of water flowing per minute in the Niagara Falls is about four million cubic feet.
Such a huge amount of water, falling at about 40 kilometers an hour. Utilizing this powerful source of Niagara, there is a system of generating water power. The electricity produced here is available in New York and Canada ontario.
History Niagara Falls
The age of Niagara Falls, about 10,000 years. In the past, all the great lakes along the Niagara River were covered with ice. As the Earth’s temperature changes, the ice here begins to melt. Since then, huge waterfalls originated in the Niagara River, lake erie and huge water currents coming from lake ontario. Currently every year around Thirty Million people visit Niagara Falls. Most people attend here, during the summer and spring. Because at this time, the best view of the waterfall can be enjoyed.
Every year, Niagara Falls gets frozen in winter. At that time, with some parts of the waterfall, little water flow was seen. However, in March 1848, the Niagara Falls were completely frozen. About 40 hours that year, no water fell from this waterfall.
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