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Niagara Falls in snow and ice

PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan, 2019 10:47 pm
by beardless
Niagara Falls region freezes as storm system sweeps through North America

ABC ... w/10743992

"A cold weather system strengthened by Arctic air has helped freeze the area around the falls
More cold weather is expected to prolong the stunning scenes, with freezing rain on the way
Niagara Falls have only completely frozen over once before, back in 1848"

Re: Niagara Falls in snow and ice

PostPosted: Wed 06 Feb, 2019 1:01 pm
by Moondog55
Must have been cold back then because in 1848 the flow rate over the falls was much higher, today most of the flow is diverted for hydro power, which incidentally has reduced the erosion of the face of the falls substantially.
Colloquially that year was known as Eighteen hundred and froze to death