January 9th, 2014


…sort-of Falls:


No, it’s not completely frozen.

7 Responses to “Niagara…”

  1. Sam L. Says:

    AlGorebull Worming at its WORST!

  2. Hattip Says:

    Well, as the say, the falls must be the second greatest disappointment of American married life.

  3. Paul in Boston Says:

    I remember stopping at the Falls in April about 15 years ago to show the family. It was frozen solid with 100 feet of ice in the St. Lawrence River. My sons were very disappointed that they couldn’t walk behind the Falls or take the Maid of the Mist boat ride.

  4. Don Carlos Says:

    Maybe you just thought you were at Niagara Falls, Paul. The flow of water is such that the Falls cannot be frozen solid; partially, as presently, yes. Solidly, no.

    And it is the Niagara River, not the St. Lawrence.
    And not with ice 100′ thick.

    “The Niagara River handles 212,000 cubic feet of water per second. The average depth is approximately 16 feet with a flow rate of 4 to 8 miles per hour. The Niagara River does not freeze over. The Falls of Niagara and the river below the Falls does not freeze either. The volume of water going over the Falls, the depth and speed of the water below the Falls also precludes freezing. The water will not be stopped or frozen solid.” From niagarafrontier.com

    But perhaps your navigation was off and you were in Oswego instead!

  5. southpaw Says:

    What Don Carlos said. I was raised near there. Even when the lake (Erie) would freeze out a few miles, the falls kept going. I Must have been there 20 times in the winter. They used to have some beautiful colored lights they would shine out on the frozen ice flows and “icicles”, at night. I don’t know if they still do it or not.
    Everybody should go there once. I’ve been around the world a few times, and there are few natural wonders like Niagara Falls (in my opinion). Looking up from the base of the falls from the Maid is an awesome sight. You’ll never forget it.

  6. I Callahan Says:

    Slowly I turn; step by step; inch by inch…

  7. artfldgr Says:

    its caused by warming of course..

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