Where Does the Water Come From?

George Bailey   

Where does the Water that Goes over Niagara Falls Come From?

That’s the question asked by my curious grand daughter a few days ago when we were looking at the water going over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock.

Here’s the answer.

Lakes Michigan, Superior, Huron, St. Clair and Lake Erie, which drain a large part of the North American continent, all feed the Niagara River.

Once the water flows down the river and passes over the falls it then flows about 23 kilometres (14 miles) north into Lake Ontario to the St. Lawrence River and eventually to the Atlantic Ocean.