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Facts About Niagara Falls

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From Live Science:

Niagara Falls is a geological wonder and one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, it has been a popular tourist attraction for over 200 years, as well as a major source of hydroelectric power.

The massive power production of Niagara Falls

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From CNet News:

At one time, it was the largest producer of hydroelectric power on the planet. That was in 1961. Today, it is still New York State’s preeminent hydropower facility, and it shares some of the glory of one of the most awesome spectacles in the world.

This is, of course, the Niagara Power Project, a hydropower producer capable of lighting 24 million 100-watt bulbs at once–2.4 million kilowatts. A ways downriver from the world famous Niagara Falls–Horseshoe Falls and American Falls–this giant project is still worth celebrating today, especially in light of the fact that people are so interested in renewable energy these days.

Take a cruise in Niagara Falls

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From Travelbite (out of the UK):

The world-famous Niagara Falls are a must-see attraction for anyone on a visit to New York state or the Canadian province of Ontario.

Straddling the international border between Canada and the United States, the waterfalls are renowned for their great natural beauty and have long been recognised as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world.

Water from the falls, which were formed 12,000 years ago, comes from four of the five Great Lakes and the natural wonder is the largest single producer of hydroelectric power in the world.

If you’re on an adventure holiday in either of these North American countries, Niagara Falls is well worth a visit.

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