Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is composed of 2 major sections American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls these are seperated by Goat Island. The majority of the falls lies on the Canadian side of the border.

Niagara Falls are renowned both for thier beauty but also as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.

The Niagara Falls where formed when the glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin Glaciation (the last ice age).The word 'Niagara' comes from the Iroquois Indian word 'Onguiaahra' it means 'the strait'

The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between Canaidan province of Ontaris and the United State of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27km) North - NorthWest of Buffalo, New York. It is 75 miles (120km) South - SouthEast of Toronto Ontario.

American Falls - 150,000 u.s gallons per secondCanadian Falls - 600,000 gallons per second, length of brink 2600 feet.

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