Friday, December 17, 2010

The day Niagara Falls ran dry

Newly-discovered photos show the moment the iconic waterfall came to a standstill
By GRAHAM SMITH
Last updated at 8:32 AM on 16th December 2010


It's taken 41 years, but a previously unseen set of photos of the mighty Niagara Falls reduced to nothing more than a barren cliff-top have finally surfaced.
The stark images reveal North America's iconic - and most powerful - waterfall to be almost as dry as a desert.
In June 1969, U.S. engineers diverted the flow of the Niagara River away from the American side of the falls for several months.
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