Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls)

Location: Niagara Falls

Type: Segmented Block

Watercourse: Niagara River

Waypoint: Google Map

Summary: The most powerful waterfall in North America. The massive waterfalls is composed of 3 waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, American Falls and smaller Bridal Veil Falls on the American side.

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. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m) on average.


American Falls

In Winter