Niagara Falls Under Deep Freeze
The extreme cold temperatures this winter have partially frozen the worlds most powerful waterfall Niagara Falls. The Great Lakes network have now reached around 89% coverage in ice which is one of the largest ice coverage’s across the great lakes in recorded history.
Massive ice chunks formed at the base of the falls are a product of freezing mist spray which is ever present with the thousands of tonnes of water cascading over the falls every minute.
These house sized lobes of ice form seasonally at the base of the Canadian and American Falls.
In 1912 three people died when the ice bridge they were all standing on collapsed. After that tragedy visitors were no longer permitted to venture onto the ice formations. Today, barriers are a clear indicator of how close you are permitted to get to the falls..