Niagara Fall at winter


Contrary to a popular believe, the Niagara Fall does not freeze at winter, although the amount of water is reduced almost by half. However, it does not prevent it to be one of the most spectacular natural miracles of the North American continent.

Having fallen with a terrible roar from the height of 54 meters, water is dispersed to tiny droplets which are constantly hovering over the Fall. The smallest ones are frozen on the fly and subside in the form of tiny ice spheres.

Niagara river splits into two streams before the Fall forming Goat Island. The fall line of the northern fork has horse-shoe shape.

The southern fork has less water than the northern one.

Water droplets forms ice and bizarre islings.


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Last update: 17-FEB-2004 21:36:47