Must Know Interesting Facts About Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls (Canadian side), American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Three Waterfalls

Formed during the last Ice Age, the falls are located on the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

Formation and Geography

Horseshoe Falls is the largest and most powerful of the three, with approximately 90% of the Niagara River's water flow.

Horseshoe Falls

The combined falls have a flow rate of about 85,000 cubic feet per second, making it the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Flow Rate

Erosion caused by the falls' force results in the retreat of the falls at a rate of about 3 feet per year.

Erosion and Recession

Niagara Falls is a significant source of hydroelectric power, with power plants on both the American and Canadian sides.

Power Generation

Daredevils have attempted to walk across the falls on tightropes, including Jean François Gravelet (Blondin) in 1859.

Historical Tightrope Walks

In exceptionally cold winters, parts of Niagara Falls can freeze, creating a stunning and rare ice spectacle.

Frozen Falls

Niagara Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for its natural beauty and cultural significance.

World Heritage Site

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