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Niagara Falls is comprised of three waterfalls:

 American Falls,
 Bridal Veil Falls and
 Horseshoe Falls.

Although the Niagara Waterfalls are not exceptionally high, they are very wide. The length of brink is 1060 feet while its overall height is 176 feet. Niagara Falls are one of the most powerful waterfalls in North America.

மலையன்னை தருகின்ற தாய்ப்பால் போல்
வழியுது வழியுது வெள்ளை அருவி ..........

Niagara Falls are located on the international border that separates the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York.

It includes two major sections which are divided by Goat Island. These two sections are the Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the United States side. One smaller section of the waterfall called the Bridal Veil Falls is also located on the American side and is separated from the main falls by the Luna Island. These waterfalls when merged together as a whole, are known as Niagara Falls.

Facts about Niagara Falls:

• The water that flows over the Falls is at 25-50% capacity at any given time.
• The first person to go over the Falls in a barrel was 63-year-old school teacher Annie Edson Taylor.
• The Cave of the Winds attraction at the Falls is torn down and re-built every year.
• Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest State Park in the United States.
• The birth of Niagara Falls can be traced back more than 12,000 years to the end of the last glacial period.
• Despite myths to the contrary, Niagara Falls does not freeze in the winter. However, the flow of water was reduced to a mere trickle for a few hours on March 29, 1848 because of an ice jam upstream in the Niagara River.
• During periods of peak flow in the summer and fall, more than 700,000 gallons of water per second pour over Niagara Falls.
• 20 percent of fresh drinking water in the United States goes over the Falls.
• Power generation facilities along the Niagara River supply more than one-quarter of all power used in New York State and Ontario.

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