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Parts of Niagara Falls, most of the Great Lakes frozen over

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Even the iconic Niagara Falls are succumbing to this year's brutal winter...

The extreme cold temperatures have frozen parts of the waterfalls.

So water is now flowing over and around the frozen spots.

Weather experts say more than 88 percent of the Great Lakes are covered with ice...

That's the most in twenty years.

The all-time record was set back in 1979 when almost 95 percent of the lakes were frozen over.

Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined Niagara Falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet.

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