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The impressive complex cascades of Niagara River, located on the border between the Canadian province of Ontario and New York. The waterfalls consist of two major sections separated by Goat Island and the waterfalls are Horseshoe, the majority of which lies on the Canadian side of the border and the Americans Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, but separated by others with the island Luna.
18,000 years ago the northern Ontario was covered by ice, with 3.2 km thickness. With the retreat of glaciers huge amounts of water began to flow, creating Lake Erie, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Through the cliffs of the Niagara water ends up in the Atlantic ocean. The word Niagara comes from the name of a town of Indians Iroquois, called Ongniaahra which means point of land cut in two.
Although it hasn’t great height, it has an impressive width. More than 6 million cubic feet of water falling every minute, during periods of high flow and almost 4 million cubic feet on average. Considered the most powerful waterfalls in North America and is renowned not only for its stunning landscape composing, but also as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.
They are one of the most popular attractions in the area and gathers every year millions of tourists who rush to admire the unique sight.
By Nicole P.