Engineeers plan to divert the Niagara Falls so repairs can be made
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Engineers plan to divert Niagara Falls so repairs can be made

It's possibly the most famous set of waterfalls in the world and now there are plans to turn them off.

Engineers want to temporarily divert the Niagara Falls - which straddle the border between Canada and the United States - to dry up the New York state side.

The goal is to make conditions favourable for engineers to fix the two bridges that cross to Goat Island in the middle, that are in need of repairs.

Michelle Kratts is a Niagara Falls resident and historian, she told BBC World Service's Newshour programme more about the plans.

  • 04 Feb 2016