Vintage Photos Found: Niagra Fall Ran Dry

December 17, 2010

Vintage Photos Found: Niagra Fall Ran Dry

Over 40 years ago, the Niagara River that flows on the American side of Niagara Falls was diverted by US engineers.


The reason for this water diversion was to remove the accumulating ruble at the base of the waterfall because it was thought that the falls would eventually stop flowing if the rocks continued to buildup.


The plan was eventually abandoned because of finances, but the falls did stay dry for 6 months.


Russ Glasson recently found these pictures which were taken by his in-laws and have been in a shoe box in a garage. What a great find. A little piece of history can now be shared with others.

Here's a video taken in 1969 showing the dried up falls.

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Lisa Andrews

Lisa Andrews

I'm Lisa. I own Scrapbook Circle where I design monthly scrapbooking kits. I love spending time with my family, traveling, eating chocolate and creating things out of paper. I write for the design blog at I write about my crafting adventures on my blog, Enjoying Everyday.

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