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Niagara Falls : Numbers and words cannot adequately convey the majesty of Niagara Falls, but they can offer a frame through which we can gain some perspective on this natural wonder.  These amazing park facts help offer a frame for which we try to gain some perspective on Niagara Falls.   Source : Niagara Falls State Park 

Niagara Falls is comprised of three waterfalls:

 American Falls,
 Bridal Veil Falls and
 Horseshoe Falls.

My friend took this photo from Canada Side
Here is a collection of interesting Niagara Falls State Park information, fun facts & figures, park legends and history:

  • The length of brink is 1060 feet while its overall height is 176 feet. 
  • Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S.A., established in 1885.
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect of Niagara Falls State Park, also designed Central Park in New York City.
  • 3,160 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls every second.
  • This accounts for 75,750 gallons of water per second over the American and Bridal Veil Falls and 681,750 gallons per second over the Horseshoe Falls.
  • Niagara Falls are capable of producing over 4 million kilowatts of electricity, which is shared by the United States and Canada.
  • Four of the five Great Lakes drain into the Niagara River, (Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie) before emptying into Lake Ontario. These five Great Lakes make up almost one-fifth of the world's fresh water supply. 
  • Niagara Falls State Park stretches over 400 acres, with close to 140 acres of that under water. 

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