Niagara Falls webcams are showing an effect of high Great Lakes water levels. Locals and regular visitors to Niagara Falls have noticed that the iconic falls have increased their roar this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers in Buffalo New York has confirmed that the flow of the Niagara River has increased. It’s higher by 70,000 cubic feet per second. Normally the average annual flow rate is 85,000 cubic feet per second. It’s currently running about 150,000 cubic feet per second.
High Great Lakes water levels in the upper lakes have broken records and eroded beaches and have damaged marinas and roads located near the shore. Lakes Michigan-Huron have already broken water level records last set in 1986. This trend is expected to continue through 2020. The net effect of this high water on Niagara has been a great increase inflow of water over the falls.
Niagara Falls Webcam Live With Sound
From the Canadian side, the Niagara Falls Webcam shows the Horseshoe, Bridal Veil and American Falls.
The overall flow from Lake Erie through the Niagara River is unregulated. The water in the upper Niagara River, just upstream of the Falls, can be diverted to hydropower plants. The flow is directed through the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant and back into the lower Niagara River.
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