How Were the Niagara Falls Formed?


The formation of Niagara Falls was due to the melting of glaciers. This led to the formation of large fresh water lakes, which are called Great Lakes. The water eroded the underneath rocks as it rushed over the escarpment and hence, resulting to the formation to the Niagara Falls.
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The Niagara Falls were formed, when ice melted, the Great Lakes drained over the Niagara Escarpment by way of the Niagara River. The drainage initially cut a gorge through the escarpment but since the top rock of the gorge was soft it was eroded living the hard rock at the bottom. The unsupported top rocks gave way from time to time creating a sharp edge for the falls.
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