David McCarthy, New Haven, CT

Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls, Canada 2008: photographs taken in 2008

Location: The falls straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York.
History and Information:
Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, the majority of which–two-thirds according to the US Geological Survey–lies on the Canadian side of the border, and American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island.
Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Total Height - 167 feet (52 meters)
Number of drops -  3, American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls
Average Flow rate - 1833 m³/s (64,750 cu ft/s
Population: 51,295 in 2010

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