Falling short of the Victoria Falls in Southern Africa, Niagara Falls is the second largest waterfall in the world.
Niagara Falls is a collection of three waterfalls: the Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls and Horseshoe Falls. The smallest of the three waterfalls, the Bridal Veil Falls, has a crest of 56 feet wide and a direct fall of 78 feet. The American Falls reaches roughly 1,060 feet across with an average drop of 175 feet. On a per second basis, about 75,758 gallons of water go over the American Falls. Last but certainly not least is the Horseshoe Falls which is referred to as the most powerful waterfall in the entire world. The Horseshoe Falls has a drop of 175-185 feet and extends 2,600 feet across. On a per second basis, about 681,750 gallons of water go over the Horseshoe Falls.