Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lake Ontario receives the outflow from all of the other Great Lakes. The rich soils around Lake Ontario and the temperate climate provide an extended growing season for orchards and vineyards. Water that enters the Lake Ontario basin remains there for about 6 years. The drainage basin that supplies this lake comes from the state of New York and the Province of Ontario.
Elevation (above sea level) 243 feet (74 meters)
Length 193 miles (311 kilometers)
Width 53 miles (85 kilometers)
Average depth 283 feel (86 meters)
Maximum depth 802 feet (244 meters)
Volume 393 cubic miles (1,640 cubic kilometers)
Surface ares 7,340 square miles (18,960 square kilometers)
Land drainage area 24,720 square miles (64,030 square kilometers)
Shoreline length 712 miles (1,146 kilometers)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 43° 5.162′ N, 79° 3.903′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Old Falls Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Niagara Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ice Boom (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara County Medal of Honor Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Height, Sight, and Flight / The Niagara River Corridor Important Bird Area (about 700 feet away); The First People to See the Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Power of the American Rapids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hennepin View (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prospect Point Viewing Area (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
More about this marker. A map showing all five of the Great Lakes appear on the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.