This is kind of old news, but it has a nice perspective of what might be found if the water stops flowing at Niagara Falls.
or the first time in nearly 50 years, officials are debating turning off the tap for part of Niagara Falls.
Officials have proposed drying out two of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls — American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls — so that workers can repair the aging pedestrian bridges that span the rapids along the river that feeds the falls. (Horseshoe Falls is the third waterfall that makes up Niagara.) The proposed “dewatering” would do more than provide the curious with a rare chance to see the landscape transformed. It could also yield unprecedented insights into the rock-cutting process that is hidden beneath the flow of millions of gallons of water.
Niagara Falls are “very spectacular aesthetically, but they’re not studied a lot geologically,” said Marcus Bursik, a geologist with the University at Buffalo, who is proposing to measure some of the changes in the falls if the water is cut off. The new plan could provide a one-time chance to do some of that geological research, he added.
Surprisingly, I’ve actually seen very little written about the show in the local papers. I thought there would be more, but the even kind of came and went without much fanfare. There were definitely lots of people there for the show, and I know people who saw some famous people in town, but other than that it seemed to be a non-event. I hope I am wrong. The views of the Falls behind Kelly and Ryan were spectacular, so hopefully it served its purpose from a marketing point of view.
From the Niagara Gazette:
…it can’t possibly match the wide publicity and exposure that the “Live With Kelly & Ryan Show” generated for Niagara Falls, Ont., on Monday and Tuesday. Some 3,000 persons gathered on the broad curved lawn in front of the pergola that connects two open pavilions to watch the show viewed by millions. It was an all-Canadian affair, complete with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police escorting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the stage, red-and-white balloons bobbing over the crowd pressing for a closer look at the young PM, and the tiny Maple Leaf flags waving in tribute to that nation’s 150th anniversary. The international touch also was in full breathtaking view with the American Falls (not the Horseshoe) as the magnificent backdrop for the coast-to-coast special…
We’ve had quite a bit of rain this week, but as the week has gone on, it has been quite nice. The weekend looks like it is going to be nice as well. I had intended to post this earlier in the week, but didn’t get around to it. Last Saturday was a beautiful day. The sky was clear and the sun was shining. In some ways the photos I took don’t even do it justice.
From the Tennessean (including photos):
My first impression of Canada is that it’s flashy.”
These were the words of my 12-year-old son crossing the bridge from New York to Niagara Falls, Ontario. This impression will prove short-lived for him and his two brothers, but if you make this journey at night, you can’t miss the urgent neon of the town’s casinos and resorts.
No, guys, those aren’t the Northern Lights.
Just as there are two major waterfalls in Niagara Falls (American Falls on the U.S. side and Canada’s Horseshoe Falls), there are two Niagara Falls communities, one on either side of the border.
Yesterday was a warm and beautiful day in Niagara Falls. As I was out for a walk at lunch, I took a bunch of pictures. Enjoy!
From the Stillwater New Press:
Spectacular Niagra Falls is a case study on international cooperation and agreement between two nations.
Of course, those two countries are Canada, and our good ol’ U.S. of A.
As the mighty Niagra River flows from the Great Lakes of Erie to Ontario, the incredible falls are created. The title Niagra Falls is actually a collective name for three separate waterfalls in the same general area. American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are both located in New York state on the U.S. side, while massive Horseshoe Falls is located almost entirely in the Canadian province of Ontario. Even with two huge countries involved, both governments have interacted with each other on excellent terms over many, many years, and there is no reason to believe this mutual cooperation will not continue well into the future.