Posted by: danielfee | August 1, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 08-01-2013

Niagara Falls‎ - New York

Niagara Falls‎ – New York

Niagara Falls‎

Niagara Falls‎

The Niagara Falls consist of three sections. From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island. The American side gives a side-on view of the American Falls, and an observation point only 20 yards from the top of the falls.
Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by vertical height and also by flow rate. More than six million cubic feet of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost four million cubic feet on average.


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