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The impact of tourism on a large scale waterfall.
Transcript of The impact of tourism on a large scale waterfall.
The impact of tourism on a large scale waterfall.
Where is Niagara falls?
There are three water falls in Niagara falls called the horseshoe falls, the American falls and the Bridal Vale falls. The largest of the three is the Horseshoe falls. They are located on the Niagara river which joins two of the five great lakes: lake Erie and lake Ontario. Its serves as an international border between the USA and Canada(its splits the USA and Canada in half.)
How was Niagara falls formed?
The formation of Niagara falls began at the end of the ice age. Large, heavy flows of water were released from the melting ice, these flows of water then drained into what is now known as the Niagara river. About 12,000 years ago the water plunged over the edge of the Niagara escarpment (a escarpment is a long, steep slope).
Hydrolic action and abrasion also took part in making Niagara falls. They are used when the water is very powerful and contains lots of energy this picks up other materials and goes into deposition.
Positive effects of tourism.
negative effects on tourism.
There are many negative effects on tourism at Niagara falls one of these is the litter that the 12 million tourists leave each year. This is bad because it impacts the quality of the environment. Another of the negative effects on tourism at Niagara falls is the pollution. The transportation lets off lots of greenhouse gasses that damage the ozone layer. When people visit Niagara falls they damage and destroy many types of different wildlife whether intentional or not.
why the area around Niagara falls has to be sustainably managed.
Niagara falls itself doesn't need to be sustainably managed because as long as it has the four lakes (lake Erie, lake Ontario, lake Huron and lake Michigan) it can sustain itself for a long time. The area around Niagara has to be sustainably managed, however, by people because otherwise it wouldn't be very nice for the tourists to go there. There is an environmental mission statement for the park which states that they have commit to doing things to sustain it such as: Conservation, Education, Environmental Management, Innovation, Preservation and Restoration. The reason for it they say it's to "improve environmental quality and sustainable development throughout the Parks system for the benefit of visitors, employees and associates".
One positive effect is the money received from the tourism facilities such as casinos, hotels and restaurants surrounding Niagara falls, there is so many because Niagara falls is such a big tourist attraction. This means that Niagara falls can be maintained better from the profits made by the attractions.
Streets that tourists would not drive down stay neglected, cracked and potholed, while streets in the tourism district have been repaved several times over. Houses are constantly torn down to make way for bigger, taller hotels. Soon enough there will be no skyline left, just a wall of hotels. Chain restaurants move in and push family owned, historical restaurants out of business
Some other positive effects on tourism at Niagara falls is the fact children can easily learn about it going on tours funded by the money Niagara falls receives from tourists.
It is funded by the money that they get from all the tourist attraction situated around the area. One of the projects set up is called 'Project Green', there goal is to get rid of the need of the use of pesticides, this is a substance used for destroying insects but is harmful to animals and plants. Niagara falls has been trying to cut down on the use of it since the 1980's but Project Green wants to stop the use of it completely. There are other projects that help to sustain it but this is all because of tourism and people. Over time as people started to settle in the areas around Niagara falls waste and pollution was and is produced. in the 1900s lost of people dumped waste and chemicals by the river. it is also a good place or big hydroelectric projects and this means a lot of chemicals have been spilt into the rivers. Also there is a Niagara park which has to be sustained because of the pollution and litter impacts tourists put on it. Overall the area around Niagara falls has to be sustainably managed because otherwise we would destroy it and it wouldn't be a beautiful place to visit.