Niagara Falls

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Photo from Wikipedia.

Niagara Falls lies between the Canadian province of Ontario and New York. It was formed when glaciers receded during the ice age. The glaciers also were the what created the great lakes. About 4 million cubic feet of water flows over the falls every minute on average.

Wouldn’t it be great if some of that water could be transported to the Southwestern United States? Just think of the crops that could be raised.

Wouldn’t the expenditure of the money to accomplish such project be better spent than for wars such as Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan?

Also, couldn’t there be built hydroelectric facilities along the path of the transmission of the water to the Western United States?

Niagara FallsThat water flow has been cascading over the falls for 10,000 years.

Photo from Wikipedia.

Of course there are those who have gone over the falls. In 1892 Sam Patch jumped from a tower into the gorge below the falls. He survived. In 1901 Annie Edson Taylor, a school teacher, went over the falls in a barrel. Afterward she said, “No one ought ever do that again.” Since Taylor’s excursion some 14 others have tried it. Some survived, others didn’t. It is illegal to do so both from the United States and Canada.

Hollywood discovered the falls and filmed the movie Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotton. Superman II was shot at the falls. So was Pirates of the Caribbean.

Source: Wikipedia

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About Featheriver

Born and raised in Oklahoma. Improved in California. Out to pasture in Nevada. Born in 1933, Korean War Vet in USAF. Occupation: Criminal Law and Torts. Retired California Lawyer. Now live in Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada.
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