Niagara Falls is an incredible natural wonder that attracts more than 22 million visitors each year. The American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls combine for about 30 million gallons of water per minute going over the brink. Many ask, then, where does the water come from for Niagara Falls and where does it go?
The answers are actually quite simple!
Four of the great lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie – drain into the Niagara River before emptying into Lake Ontario. These four great lakes make up almost 1/5 of the worlds fresh water supply.