What image comes to mind when someone says 'Niagara Falls?' Obviously, the image must be that of the spectacular waterfall that lies between the USA and Canada. The image must be that of the wide falls, with gushing water and unparalleled beauty. Much of the falls' beauty is due to the wide stream of gushing water. But have you wondered what it would look like if we took all that water away?
Well, you don't need to imagine it, because it has already once happened in history. And it absolutely changed the look of the whole location.
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And every time someone takes its name, this is the very image we get in our minds.
It is one of the biggest tourist attractions, and very much deserves to be so! But what happens if the river dries up?
The study had to do with the geological composition of the falls, and it required that the Niagara River be diverted from the falls. This was achieved by creating a cofferdam upstream, and this resulted in the Niagara Falls running dry.
The number was quite surprising, though, as there were numerous suicides and accidents that have happened there in the past.
This was because the tourists were excited to hunt for coins that were thrown into the river decades ago.
Numerous instruments were installed to monitor rock movements, and holes were drilled to relieve hydrostatic pressure at points.
The drying up of the falls provided an opportunity to make some aesthetic changes to the place...
It was so concluded because the efforts needed to make those changes were too much, compared to the increase in the aesthetic beauty that it would provide.
And thus, the Niagara Falls was restored to its original beauty.