Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Winter Storm Elliot also “frozen” Niagara Falls

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The low temperature causes the optical illusion of cold. Photo: AFP

as well as damage from the winter storm Elliot during the weekend Christmasthere is “Cold” of Niagara FallsTo attract thousands of tourists visiting the border area between United States and Canada,

and is that, while the rest of the year visitors must wear a raincoat when traveling by boat, they are now required to wear gloves and a coat, later The area was covered with snow due to the sudden drop in temperature North of America and South of Canada.

There, you can see roads, rocks and vegetation under a thick layer of snow and ice, while in the center of the panorama, on Lake Niagara, rests the famous frozen waterfall.

What happened to Niagara Falls?

however, however It seems that the water that the Niagara River pours into the lake does not moveLike every year, the tourist center explains that everything is an optical illusion, since mist and dew form a kind of white crust due to freezing temperatures, but the water doesn’t stop moving.

Similarly, it is clear that the water stream always maintains its course regardless of the weather conditions. About 3 thousand 160 tonnes of water flows at a speed of 9 meters every second.That makes it impossible to leave it long enough to freeze.

However on some occasions the formation of blocks of ice trapped on the crest has managed to reduce the flow until they freeze, so Since 1964 it has been barred by steel barriers which prevent large accumulations of ice.,

Does yes, everything freezes around it, vegetation like infrastructure, snow bridge on nearby roads which has become the cause of accidents.

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