Niagara FallsCategory: Nature
While a handful of people have daringly rolled over them in a wooden barrel, most who visit Niagara Falls view the majestic waters from afar or throw on a poncho and see them by boat tours. Niagara Falls is actually made up of three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls – on the border of New York and Toronto, Canada.
The falls are located on the Niagara River and drain Lake Erie into Lake Ontario and have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, reaching as much as six million cubic feet of water per minute at its maximum. They were formed long ago by ice age glaciers and are a source of hydroelectric power today.