Niagara falls

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Niagara falls

  1. 1. Niagara Falls .   Niagara Falls is not the tallest, or the longest waterfall in the world, but it is one of the most famous
  2. 2. What is the origin of the word “Niagara”? <ul><li>The word ‘Niagara’ comes from the name of an Indian town called ‘Ongniaahra’, meaning ‘point of land cut into two’. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How many falls are there at Niagara? <ul><li>There are three falls at Niagara: the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls. All the falls are on Niagara River. </li></ul><ul><li>The American Falls </li></ul>
  4. 4. The American Falls <ul><li>The American Falls is completely within the USA, state of New York. </li></ul><ul><li>The height of the American Falls is between 70 to 110 feet (21–34 meters). </li></ul><ul><li>In 1969 all water flow to the American Falls was stopped. The US army engineers wanted to see if the rocks at the base could be removed to give the falls a better look. </li></ul><ul><li>But the cost was too high. It was decided not to make any changes to the falls. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Bridal Veil Falls <ul><li>Bridal Veil </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Bridal Veil Falls <ul><li>The Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the three waterfalls </li></ul><ul><li>The Bridal Veil Falls is located on the USA side. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Horseshoe Falls <ul><li>The Horseshoe falls is also known as Canadian falls. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the most impressive of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls. </li></ul><ul><li>At the center of the Horseshoe Falls the water is about 3 meters deep. </li></ul><ul><li>At the base of the falls the water is about 56 meters deep. </li></ul>
  8. 8. View of the Horseshoe Falls
  9. 9. <ul><li>The water of the Horseshoe Falls passes at a speed of about 32 km/h. </li></ul><ul><li>The fall is 53 meters high. </li></ul><ul><li>90% of the water of the Niagara River flows over Horseshoe Falls, while the other 10% flows over the American Falls. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>THE END </li></ul>

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