Niagara Falls is comprised of three waterfalls, from largest to smallest, the Horseshoe Falls (also known as the Canadian Falls), American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in America, established in 1885 at the Niagara Reservation. Over 8 million visitors explore Niagara Falls State Park annually. Niagara Falls’ vertical height is over 176 feet in some sections. The water that flows over Niagara Falls is at 25-50% capacity at any given time.50 to 75 percent of the water flowing along the Niagara River is diverted from going over the Falls to hydroelectric power generating stations.
FACTS ABOUT NIAGARA FALLS
• The 63 years old teacher become the first person to go over the falls in 1901 when she traveled down them in a custom barrier
• Niagara falls is the largest producer of electricity in the state of NewYork
• The 3 waterfall that makes up the Niagara falls create the highest flow rates of any waterfall