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Frozen Niagara Falls: Mist and icicles add splash of amazement in falls

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Some frozen Niagara Falls images have emerged after one of the world's most impressive and awe-inspiring forces of nature was affected by the "polar vortex" that has swept throughout the east side of the nation. With the frigid cold and extreme below-zero temperatures, extra stunning scenery was added to the already gorgeous waterfalls.

In a report published by UPI on Jan. 9, some inaccurate perceptions have come about on the frozen Niagara Falls headline. The falls did not actually "freeze" completely. Mist in the air froze and produced beautifully sculpted cascading icicles.

According to the report, over six million cubic feet of water flows over Niagara Falls at three drops each minute. This powerful volume of water is practically impossible to be frozen still. The Niagara River and water at the bottom of the falls did freeze over, which at times formed a natural ice bridge, according to UPI's report.

Although temperatures dropping as low as -30 degrees is frigid, it is not enough to make Niagara Falls frozen solid. It would be quite a sight to see any part of this famous natural display be affected by climactic impact!

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