Although the bulk of the water which flows over the Kakabeka Falls is used for hydro power generation, the gates were opened this day to let the flood waters through.
Kakabeka Falls is situated within the provincial park of the same name, and with a width of approximately 69 metres and a drop of 40 metres (131 feet) it is the second highest waterfall in the province of Ontario - the Niagara Falls being the highest. The Kakabeka Falls are dubbed the Niagara of the North. The rocks of the escarpment are known to host some of the oldest fossils in world.
The provincial park itself was established in 1955 and protects an area of 5 square kilometres on both sides of the Kaministiquia River - the source of the falls. It features two campgrounds which provides access to hiking trails and in the winter cross country skiing trails.
Kakabeka Falls (aka Niagara of the North) along the Kaministiquia River during a spring flood, Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/3.2, exposure time of 1/500 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 22mm.
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