Niagara Falls May Be Turned Off Briefly—It Would Look Like This
A proposal would temporarily reroute water away from the American Falls, a move that was also made a generation ago.
The torrent of water at the world-famous Niagara Falls may soon slow to a trickle—at least for a short time—if a proposal from the New York state parks department goes through. But it wouldn't be the first time the falls were dewatered.
The parks department wants to temporarily reroute water from the American side of the falls sometime over the next two to three years while crews replace two 115-year-old stone bridges. The plans will be discussed at a public meeting Wednesday.
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