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  • What is the water that flows through Niagara Falls called?

  • It鈥檚 also known as 鈥渇ossil鈥?water. As water empties into the Great Lakes, it travels from Lake Superior through Niagara along the Niagara River. Once the water reaches the Niagara River, it passes over the waterfalls. After reaching the waterfalls, it flows north into the final Great Lake, Lake Ontario.

  • How does the Niagara Falls travel across Canada?

  • Once it travels over the Falls it travels from the Niagara River, 21.7 kilometres (13 miles) to Lake Ontario. From there, it makes its way down the St. Lawrence River and eventually to the Atlantic Ocean. Interestingly enough, there is a drop in elevation between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario of 99 metres (325 feet).

  • How fast does the Niagara River flow?

  • The Niagara River is actually just a connecting channel, keeping Lake Erie and Ontario supplied with water. Water going over the Falls can reach an impressive 109km/h (68mph). The journey that this water takes, just to make it over Niagara Falls and into the Atlantic Ocean, is an impressive one.

  • How much water does it take to float over Niagara Falls?

  • The fresh water that plunges over Niagara takes around 685,000 gallons (2.6 million litres) of water from four great lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan Lake Huron and Lake Erie – in fact, 鈪?of the world鈥檚 fresh water is found in these four great lakes.