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Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:31 PM
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The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is partially frozen after temperatures in the area dropped to -2F

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:32 PM
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Frozen mist from the falls has coated the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park with a fine layer of ice

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:32 PM
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The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls, also known as the American Falls, is encrusted with icicles. The Canadian side is still flowing.

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:33 PM
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The Canadian Falls, ie Niagara Falls on the Canadian side of the border, is still flowing. The Canadian side hasn't frozen up since the 19th century.

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:34 PM
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The freezing weather has not deterred tourists at the site

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:34 PM
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The Rainbow Bridge above a frozen river

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:35 PM
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Ice chunks and water flow over the falls into the gorge below

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:35 PM
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The polar vortex is predicted to return to the polar areas, returning the United States to more normal temperatures over the next few days.

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:36 PM
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The waterfall plunges 170 feet into the gorge, giving the water ample time to freeze on the way down

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:37 PM
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Niagara Falls in the winter of 1859, seen from Goat Island.

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:37 PM
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The American falls frozen in 1896

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:38 PM
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A Bell helicopter (centre) flies over a partially frozen Niagara Falls in 1951

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:38 PM
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The ice cutter 'William H. Lathan'
The ice cutter William H. Lathan navigates through thick ice in the Niagara River. The cutter works constantly in cold weather to keep the water intakes for the Niagara Falls hydro-electric plants free of damaging ice.

Aryan
01-09-2014, 04:39 PM
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Niagara Falls in full flow in 2003, seen from the Canadian side. The combined falls have the highest flow of any waterfall in the world, more than six million cubic feet of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow.