Nature Notes

September 21, 2010

A Deadly Rush

Filed under: Ontario,Waterfalls — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Before and After

Before and After

Many of the rivers found in the north of Ontario are dammed and used to generate power. This creates an interesting situation downriver when water is released. The image above is from Aubrey Falls, a spectacular waterfall an hour and a half north of Sault Ste Marie. When I first arrived, the falls were almost dry but I noticed a paper stabled to a post which said water was released daily at 11 AM. The above images were taken a few minutes apart, and anyone caught out on these rocks would be swept over a high fall of over 20 meters just at the right edge.

Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

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