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Birth of Niagara Falls – A Result of Wisconsin Glacier Retreat

Wisconsin Glacier in Niagara The Niagara Escarpment was covered with a sheet of ice 2 – 3 kilometers thick (Wisconsin Glacier) 23,000 – 12,000 years ago. The last glacial ice age occurred during three distinct periods of time during the past 65,000 years. The glacier originated east of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec and Labrador. This great glacier was known as “the Wisconsin Glacier”. The early Wisconsin Glacier covered the … Read more »