January 24, 2017
How Were the Falls Formed?
The Falls at Niagara are about 12,000 years old. This is relatively young compared to other waterfalls in the world. Some are up to 2.5 million years old!
Here’s the Coles Notes version of how our falls were formed. During the Glacial Epoch of the Earth’s history (500,000 to 2 million years ago,), glaciers melted and formed lakes. Lake Algonquin (located where Lake Erie is now) overflowed and ran downhill to Lake Iroquois (where Lake Ontario is now). The rushing water we know as the Niagara River dug out a path to Lake Iroquois. The falls were formed the riverbed dropped off suddenly like an underwater cliff. Water raced over this cliff forming Niagara Falls.
It’s estimated that 10,000 years from now the falls will cease to exist when it makes its way to Lake Erie. Good thing we’re here to see this magnificent waterfall!
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Niagara Falls is a great place to visit the only thing I dislike is how crowed it is and but other then that even the people there are so kind!!!
Niagara looks amazing. I would really like to find out legends about them
Niagara Falls with its rushing waters and serene sounds is truly enjoyable and wonderfully calming.
I visited last year and its stunning