Niagara Falls has turned into a winter wonderland

Niagara Falls partly frozen. Lots of snow and an little house

Niagara Falls has turned into a winter wonderland

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Patrick | Thursday, January 24, 2019

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It's cold in the North East part of the United States. It's so cold that part of the Niagara Falls has frozen. Visiting the Niagara Falls under normal circumstances is impressive because of its size and the power of the water coming down. But now it's like a magical winter wonderland with most of the falls being frozen. So if you are in the neighbourhood go and have a look and let me know what you think of it.

What are the Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls is actually not one waterfall. There are three falls coming together at the Canadian and US border some 27 kilometres North West of Buffalo, New York. The Bridal Veil Falls, the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls, are called the Niagara Falls together.
The fall has a vertical drop of more than 50 meters and the amount of water that drops over the edge every minute is a whopping 168,000 m3. So with all this power in the water, it's kind of amazing that small parts of the waterfall freezes over.

Frozen niagara falls with lots of snow.

Thank you @never.enough.world for the image


Niagara falls partly frozen and a lot of snow in the front.

Thank you @soulpastor for the image



Can Niagara Falls completely freeze over?

The Niagara Falls froze entirely in the past. But that hasn't happened for a very very long time, and probably it will never freeze entirely again. The reason for this is the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station owned by New York State. This power station prevents the falls from freezing over completely. Even when it is very cold in winter and it look like the falls are frozen the water still flows behind the ice.

A romantic image with a nearly frozen niagara falls with people looking from the side.

Thank you @rcavalleri for the image

Frozen Niagara Falls with snow in the front and the water is blue
Niagara falls partly frozen en with al lot of steam coming out of the snow.

Thank you @jay01life for the image


Niagara falls partly frozen with lots of snow in the front and a little house just in front of the fall.

Thank you @skoat for the image



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