Earlier in January, heavy snowfall continued to blanket the Midwest and Northeast of North America, with places like Toronto experiencing temperatures as low as -24C. It’s so cold that even parts of Niagara Falls have frozen over, resulting in the most mesmerising views around. And while most people tend to stay indoors during the winter, a lot actually went out to the world-famous tourist spot just to take photos. Continue reading »
Masses of ice form in the lower Niagara River and around the American Falls as seen from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, February 19, 2015. (Photo by Aaron Lynett/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)
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A collection of spectacular photographs have shown the moment the U.S. side of the famous falls froze before they could reach the bottom. The ‘unprecedented’ amounts of ice in the upper Niagara River, caused by the freezing conditions, caused a so-called ice jam and in turn flooding on Grand Island and Cayuga Island in Niagara Falls.
According to historical records, during only one year, 1848, has freezing weather caused the thousands of cubic feet of water per second flowing over the Niagara Falls to run dry, an event thought to have been caused by ice jamming and damming upriver. Continue reading »
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