Dec 17, 2010

When Niagara Falls ran dry

Newly discovered photos show Niagara Falls dry.

In June 1969, U.S. engineers diverted the flow of the Niagara River away from the American side of the falls for several months to remove the large amount of loose rock from the base of the waterfall.

The first photo shows a dry Niagara Falls. The second photo shows as it normally appears.

They abandoned the project a few months later because the expense was too great.