The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry

If you’ve had the pleasure of standing right next to the roaring water falling over the precipice at Niagara Falls (and for me, it’s the sound that’s most impressive), then it’s hard to believe that the flow once naturally stopped for more than 24 hours! How could this have happened?

Very strong winds jammed ice against the mouth of the river near Buffalo, damming the flow for almost two full days, starting on 30 March 1848.

You can read more about the strange events of the day here and here.

(This post first appeared at my other (now deleted) blog, and was transferred to this blog on 20 January 2021.)