Niagara Falls Dry

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Title

Niagara Falls Dry

Description

During the mid-1960s, journalist Cliff Spieler of the Niagara Gazette published a series of articles warning that the American Falls were in danger of "disappearing" due to erosion and rockfall (two major incidents occurring in 1931 and 1954). By 1969, permission was granted to de-water the falls using a cofferdam; geologists drilled a series of exploratory holes and eventually concluded that .

In the meantime, surreal images of a de-watered falls were recorded by curious tourist during a period of some five months. The photographs are somewhat ironic in that human intervention already was playing a role at Niagara Falls due to hydroelectric diversion.

There are two images here, the second slightly cropped for the purpose of a Knight Lab Juxtapose application.

Creator

Bryan, William (Bill)

Date

1969

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 1.5 MB

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7 in.

Geolocation