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Behold, the Niagara of the West

Shoshone Falls puts on a wild and wet display Wednesday afternoon, as some 12,000 cubic feet per second of water flowing in the Snake River cascades down a 212-foot cliff at Twin Falls. The falls, referred to as the ?Niagara of the West,? is grander this month than it has been in a decade. A wet winter in the region has prompted the Bureau of Reclamation to release large volumes of water into the Snake from Palisades Reservoir, on the Idaho-Wyoming border. Excellent viewing is expected to continue through the weekend, although large crowds could cause delays. Last weekend, more than 3,000 vehicles from numerous states visited Shoshone Falls Park. Photo by Willy Cook



Friday, April 28, 2006

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