Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday: Niagara of the West

Taken at Shoshone Falls, Idaho, May 2006

This powerful waterfall provides hydroelectric power for thousands of people.
Looking across the canyon through the mist.
Downstream....looks so peaceful.
The view just as the water tumbles over.

Shoshone Falls is located outside Twin Falls, Idaho.  It is often referred to as the "Niagara of the West" coming in at 212 feet, which is actually higher than the real Niagara Falls, and it has a higher water volume.  The best times to view the falls are during the spring and early summer when runoff is still high and before irrigation water is drained from the river.

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