Has Niagara Falls really stopped falling? Latest pictures create internet stir
ALBANY: Niagara Falls is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States and the Canada, and especially its sighting in the winters is captivating to the core. What happened this year is luring people to visit the spot, but only couregous ones could do that due to extreme cold.
More than 3,000 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls every second, but in the winter, the falls turn into a winter wonderland.
Photos of the falls on the American and Canadian sides have become a world attraction in recent days as wind chills there fell to as low as minus 14 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
“We come to see the wonders of nature, and the beauty of winter, really. The beauty also comes with a lot of cold right now,” Kevin McGowan, a Buffalo native who lives in Florida, told WGRZ-TV.
Local visitors who visited the frozen spectacle took to social media to share photos of the frozen spectacle which included vast portions of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls appearing almost frozen in time.
Here are the pictures shared by visitors on the social media.
Is the Niagara Falls really frozen? Here’s what the expert says
Many marveled at the wonderment of Niagara Falls freezing when the temperature dipped earlier this week.
The temperature drop created a visual display of ice formations, mini glaciers and frozen mist at the popular tourist attraction.
But with its constant movement of the raging Niagara River between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, is the famed falls actually frozen?
Technically, no, says the Niagara Parks Commission.
While there’s the appearance of a frozen falls, Niagara Parks Commission says mist and spray coming from the water creates an ice crust over the raging water, creating the illusion that Niagara Falls has stopped moving.
The water continues to flow underneath.
“Of course we know the falls aren’t frozen over,” Janice Thomason, chair of the Niagara Parks Commission told The Canadian Press.