New York Waterfall Tour - Day 2 - Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Travel Blog

 › entry 949 of 1090 › view all entries
The American Falls as seen from Goat Island

Niagara Falls is probably the world's most famous and best known waterfall. I often find people surprised when I tell them that it is (partly) located in New York State. Actually Niagara Falls is a trio consisting of: Horseshoe Fallsthe American Fallsand Bridal Veil Falls. The latter two are located in New York, thus in the United States, Horseshoe Falls, the largest of them, is in Ontario, Canada.

The three falls together form the highest water flow of any waterfall in the world, more than 2,830,000 liters (750,000 gallons) of water flow over the brinks every second (!).

American Falls
That would fill more than one average sized Olympic Swimming pool in just one second! Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful fall in North America. The height of the trio is not so impressive, just 21.3 meters (70 feet) to 50.9 meters (167 feet).

The falls have carved their way to the south in the course of years, shaping the Niagara Gorge, in which I hiked earlier today. The two American falls are separated from the immense Canadian fall by a little island, Goat Island. The very tip of Goat Island is actually Canadian. The island is connected to the main land and provides perfect viewing areas.

Despite their roaring power, the two American falls were silenced for the period of 6 months in the year 1969. A dam was constructed that led the water flow for 100% to the Horseshoe Falls. The dry falls on the US side were inspected and reinforced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

American Falls
The view on reinforcing and stabilizing the falls has now changed. The falls can now erode again on their slow way to the south.

I walked around and enjoyed the views as much as I could. After dinner, when it was dark, I returned to see the spectacular illumination of the falls, brought about by huge colorful floodlights on the American and Breidal Veil falls. While I enjoyed this great display of the power of nature I wondered why it took me more than five years to go here.

Many more pictures below! Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt. Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren 

 

cicie says:
Beautiful pictures..amazing :)
Posted on: Jul 01, 2013
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
The American Falls as seen from Go…
The American Falls as seen from G…
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
The American Falls as seen from Go…
The American Falls as seen from G…
The American Falls as seen from Go…
The American Falls as seen from G…
The American Falls as seen from Go…
The American Falls as seen from G…
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls as se…
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls as s…
The Canadian city of Niagara Falls…
The Canadian city of Niagara Fall…
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls as se…
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls as s…
Sunset in Canada
Sunset in Canada
The American Falls
The American Falls
The American Falls
The American Falls
From left to right: American Falls…
From left to right: American Fall…
The Niagara River at night just be…
The Niagara River at night just b…
The brink of American Falls with C…
The brink of American Falls with …
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
American Falls
The dry American Falls on 1969. …
The dry American "Falls" on 1969.…
Niagara Falls
photo by: WaltJake