A Completely Dry Niagara Falls (8 pics + 1 video)

Posted in PICTURES       16 Dec 2010       16501       4

Although it lasted only for six months, Niagara Falls stopped after flowing continuously for over 12,000 years. It happened in June 1969 when U.S. Army Corp of Engineers was improving the health of the American Falls by diverting the 60,000 gallons flow of the Niagara River away to the Canadian side of the border. They built a 600ft dam across the river and removed a big amount of rocks from the falls base. American engineers also made geological testing to assure that all other stones were safe.

Niagara Falls was finally re-watered on November 25, 1969 when engineers blew up their dam. Over 2,500 onlookers were witnessing this historic occasion.

You can also see amazing images of the eerie calm at the falls shared by Russ Glasson from Connecticut and video after the jump.

 



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Alkhoren 9 year s ago
Your title is false. Niagara fall were far from beeing dry as it was only a part that was. and not even the bigger. you fail, sad but true
Awesome pictures though, and interesting fact.
       
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lolipop 9 year s ago
hmmm
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 9 year s ago
DAREDEVILS OF NIAGARA FALLS
http://goodstuff4u.multiply.com/journal/item/316

will link
       
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philippine.mars 7 year s ago
1969 Film of Niagara Falls stopped flowing
some other views
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN_D9ZQvb2U
       
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