Did You Know...
Niagara Falls is located in the Province of Ontario
and the state of New York.
The height of Niagara Falls is 176 feet ( because of the
rocks at the bottom of the fall, the actual fall is 76 feet).
The falls never stop flowing but ice forms along the banks
of the falls and river. Sometimes the ice is 50 feet deep.
There are two waterfalls - Horseshoe Falls and American Falls
- that form Niagara Falls.
In 1969, the falls completely stopped because they had to
move a large amount of loose rocks.
The word "Niagara" came from the Iroquois Indian word "Onguiaahra",
which means "the strait".
The "ice-boom" is a long floating chain of steel floats strung
across the Niagara River from New York to Fort Erie, Ontario. It is set
in place during December and removed in March or April.
The water flow on the American side of the falls has much
less strength because of Goat Island, where as Horseshoe Falls has no obstruction
to divert it.
The first person who went over the falls in a barrel
and survived was a 63 year old school teacher.
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