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Niagara Falls Erosion – How much does Niagara Falls erode each year ?

Accurate surveys of erosion of the Falls of Niagara began in 1842. From 1842 to 1905, the average rate of erosion of the Horseshoe Falls was 1.16 meters (3.8 feet) per year. From 1906 to 1927, this rate of erosion was reduced to .70 meters (2.3 feet) per year. This reduction coincided with the large quantity of water being diverted for hydro-electric generation. Today, through increased water diversion and anti-erosion … Read more »