A Real Gusher
Eric Hand on the history of Niagara Falls.
Beauty, Power, and Lies.
By Ginger Strand.
Simon & Schuster. 337 pp. $25
It sounds like a naturalized urban legend, but the rumor holds water: Niagara Falls is turned up for the tourists. At night, and during the off-season, much of its flow is diverted into turbines for peak power generation. When Ginger Strand, an...