Niagara Falls is one of the famous tourist spots and also it is a famous honeymoon destination for the newly married couple around the world. Today most of the people in the world believe that Niagara is one big waterfall. But it is the group of three big waterfalls located in eastern North America on the Niagara River. It is situated on the border between the New York, United States and Ontario, Canada. Let’s see some of the interesting facts about Niagara Falls
The Niagara falls composed of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Canadian Falls. The Canadian Falls is also known as Horseshoe Falls. The largest falls are Horseshoe Falls and Smallest falls is Bridal Veil Falls. This three waterfall receives the water from four different lakes and the lakes are Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie. River Niagara empties the water from the Lake Erie into Lake Ontario.
The Goat Island is located in the middle of the Niagara Falls between the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls. Similarly, Luna Island is located in between the Bridal Veil Falls and other waterfalls. The Water flow in the Horseshoe Falls looks like Horse shoe. So only it is called Horseshoe Falls.
Facts About Niagara Falls:
1. The water flow rate of Niagara Falls:
- In every second, Almost 7,00,000 gallons or 28 million liters of water hits the ground of the Niagara Falls.
- Among the three tallest falls, Horseshoe Falls heigh 188 feet tall and 173 feet deep. American Falls is 90 to 120 feet tall and Bridal Veil Falls is 45 feet wide.
- The American and Bridal Veil Falls touches the ground with the force of 280 tons per second and Horseshoe Falls hit at the force of 2509 tons in every second.
2. Hydropower source in Niagara Falls:
- The first hydroelectric power station was built in 1881, But it went live in 1961. The first hydroelectric power project was started in the year 1961 which produces a large amount of electricity to the United States and Canada.
- Today a lot of hydroelectric power plants are located in the Niagara Falls and that produces about one-fourth of the electricity to New York and Ontario in Canada.
- Also, it is the largest hydropower facility in the western world.
3. Oldest Niagara Park:
- In the United States, The oldest state park is the Niagara Falls State Park. The park was founded in the year 1885 at the Niagara Reservation in New York.
- The size of the park is more than 400 acres in that nearly 140 acres are under the water.
- Nearly 8 million visitors are visiting the Niagara Falls State Park every year.
4. U.S Drinking water:
- People in the United States consumes 20% of water from the Niagara Falls for drinking purpose.
- A lot of lakes present in the Niagara Falls and also lakes surrounding North America which supplies 21% of the world’s surface fresh water.
5. Tightrope walk in Niagara Falls:
- The attempt for the first tightrope walk has begun in the year 1859 by Charles Blondin. Charles Blondin was the first person to walk over a tightrope. He was wearing pink tights while walking above the falls.
- Meanwhile, in the year 1876 23-year-old Italian Maria Spelterini walked over a tightrope for more than 18 days which includes four different way of walking.
- After 116 years, Nik Wallenda was the first person to cross over the falls after getting permission from both the government in 2012. The length of the tightrope is 1800 feet.
- Wallenda did his walk in front of a lot of people and that walking journey was also telecasted in the tv channels.
Other Interesting Facts:
- The birth of the Niagara Falls is about 12,000 years old. The falls were formed after the end of last glacial period.
- Nearly 90% of fish in Niagara Falls are surviving, water flows in the falls are packed with oxygen and nutrients that help the fish to survive in the water.
- Every year Cave of wind in the Niagara Falls will tear down and rebuilt.
- Hydro Electric power station receives 50 to 75% water in Niagara River.
- Louis Tussaud’s English Wax Museum was opened in the year 1959 which changes the face of Falls more attractive.
- You can also call Niagara Falls as a Honeymoon Spot of the world because you can see a huge amount of couples.
- Sir Adam Beck 1 and Sir Adam Beck 2 are the two famous power station in the Niagara Falls which supply electricity to Southern Ontario and Western NewYork.
Things you didn’t know about Niagara Falls:
- More than 30 million visitors visiting the falls every year
- Minolta Tower is present above the horseshoe falls which is 325 feet in height.
- The water flow in the river is 35miles/ hour.
- It is not legal to moving or sloping downwards on the falls. If you try to do this a penalty of $10,000 will be imposed.
- Every 10 year, the rate of erosion in the Niagara Falls is about 3 to 4 inches.
- Horseshoe falls have frozen only one time in a year while American falls have frozen more than six times in a year.
- Famous Film like Pirates of the Caribbean and many other Hollywood movies were shot in the Niagara Falls.
Planning to go for a honeymoon with your beloved wife? then the Niagara Falls will be the best choice. Niagara is that one place you need to visit at least once in your lifetime before you die. A research found that after 50,000 year falls will get completely eroded. So plan your trip to Niagara as soon as possible. We will constantly update more facts about nature through our site.
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