Watch How One Man With A Push Button Is Responsible For How Much Water Flows Over Niagara Falls

by • June 9, 2016 • Canadiana, NatureComments (0)2014

Niagara Falls is one of the most majestic sites in North America, and you would be forgiven if you assumed it was 100% natural. The bulk of the vast amount of water that flows over the falls, however, is diverted to massive hydroelectric dams nearby. And the man who controls that button — and hence the precise flow of water that gets diverted to the falls — is Peter Kowalski. NBC Nightly News met up with Peter for this “day in the life” report. For a different, more atmospheric, view of the falls, check out Wild Nothing’s music video for “Paradise” starring Michelle Williams below. (Photo via

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