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The Niagara River has been cutting its way across the shelf of rock between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie for about 20,000 years.
It seems a long time in terms of human experience,but compared to the 500 million year old rocks of the Niagara surroundings,
Niagara Falls was born yesterday day.
If we compare the rocks , to a one day old car, the Niagara River as we know has been in existence for only four seconds. yet in the this short space of time. The river has cut seven miles of Gorge and removed billions of tons of rock. The Niagara River is not only very young but, geologically speaking, it's working at break neck speed. Before we look closer at the last four seconds on our geological clock, lets go further to 11:57 P.M.,when the lights go on. the lights that shine on the falls are all the colors of the rainbow and more. The lit up falls use 1,320,000,000 candle power.