Sights
Of America

Niagara Falls

One can talk for a long time about the beauty and power of this most famous waterfall in the world, but the spectacle itself cannot be replaced by anything. 

There are several ways to admire Niagara: from a helicopter, from a tunnel under powerful streams of water and, of course, from the banks, and from different sides. In any case, it is incredibly beautiful, and also very noisy.

Description

Niagara (English Niagara River) is a river in North America that connects Lakes Erie and Ontario and separates the state of New York (USA) from the Canadian province of Ontario. The length is about 56 km, the basin area is 665 thousand km2.

The average water discharge is about 5700 m3 / s, fluctuations in the flow rate - from 4100 m3 / s to 6500 m3 / s [1].

The river flows out of Lake Erie in the area between Buffalo and Fort Erie, flowing mainly to the north. In the upper reaches, it is divided into two branches, forming the islands of Grand Island (in the United States) and N'vi Island (in Canada). In the middle course there are Niagara Falls and rapids, around which the Welland Canal is built. According to available data, over the past 12 thousand years, the zone of the waterfall and rapids has moved upstream of Niagara by 11 km, but recently this process has slowed down due to the diversion of water for the needs of power plants. The river flows into Lake Ontario near the Canadian city of Niagara-on-the-Lake.