Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a beautiful waterfall that was carved out by the last ice age.  This waterfall serves as a tourist attraction, as well as a producer of hydropower. 

Explore the Niagara Falls through the links below. 

Facts about Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Wikipedia

Photo taken from niagarafallsvacationinfo.com

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Hydropower is power that is derived from the force of moving water.  It is the renewable resource that produces the most electrictiy in the United States as well as one of the oldest sources of energy, dating back to 1880.

Read about the history of hydropower.

Gather more information about hydropower here.

Look at the diagram below to understand how electricity is converted from water.

Taken from USGS website

Hydropower Videos

Hydropower in Books