High Falls (Rochester, New York)
View from Pont De Rennes bridge, Rochester, New York.
(New York, USA)
|Total height||96 ft (52 m)|
|Number of drops||1|
The High Falls are one of three voluminous waterfalls on the Genesee River, that flow through the city of Rochester in New York. The High Falls are located about 2 miles upstream from the lower falls and act as their source. The High Falls area was the site of much of Rochester's early industrial development, where industry was powered by falling water. Browns race diverts water from above the falls and was used to feed various flour mills and industries, today the water is used to produce hydroelectric power.
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