First, I should tell you locals who live in the small village of Chippawa (officially part of Niagara Falls) call this Chippawa Creek (pronounced Crick).

This river located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River once emptied into the Niagara River. However, in the 1920’s it was widened and depended to provide water for the first Sir Adam Beck Generating Plant by means of an open-cut channel through the City of Niagara Falls to Queenston. This deepening reversed the original flow .Instead of emptying into the Niagara River it now flows into the Welland River (Chippawa Creek).You can learn more by checking out the plaque at Kings Bridge Park at the mouth of the river.

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