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What You Should Know About Niagara Falls

More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 cubic metres) of water go over the crestline every minute during peak daytime tourist hours.

It is difficult to determine the depth of the water at the crestline due to various flows and conditions of the river.

American Falls  Canadian Horseshoe Falls

The Canadian Horseshoe Falls, for the most part, falls 170 feet (52 metres) into the maid of the Mist pool.

At the American Falls, the water plunges vertically ranging from  70 to 110 feet (21 to 34 metres) to the rock  at the base of the Falls.

The Niagara Gorge extends from the Falls for 7 miles (11 kilometers) down stream to the foot of the escarpment at Queenston.

The brown foam below Niagara Falls is a natural result of tons of water plummeting into the depths below. It is not dangerous. The brown colour is clay, which contains suspended particles of decayed vegetative matter. It is mostly from the shallow eastern basin of Lake Erie.

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