The Niagara Falls - level 3
The Niagara Falls are waterfalls on the Niagara River in the state of New York. They belong to the largest waterfalls in the world.
The Niagara Falls consist of two major separated sections: Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the border, and the American Falls on the American side. The biggest falls are the Horseshoe Falls, which drop about 53 m. The height of the American Falls is around 21 m. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 792 m wide, while the American Falls are 323 m wide. The name of the Horseshoe Falls comes from its shape, which looks like a horseshoe. About 90% of the water of the Niagara River flows over the Horseshoe Falls.
The Niagara Falls are a very famous tourist attraction. There are boats, which start their tour in a calm part of the Niagara River, and take their passengers to see the waterfalls. All passengers receive a blue raincoat to protect them from the drops of water. When the tour is over, tourists can take the raincoat as a souvenir. Every year the Niagara Falls are visited by a huge number of visitors.
Written by Hana
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