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Encyclopedia > Welland River

The Welland River is a river in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario which flows from its headwaters south of Hamilton, Ontario to empty into the Niagara River near the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario. It drains an area of 880 kmē.

The Welland Canal and the city of Welland, Ontario were named after this river. The river itself takes it name from the River Welland in eastern England.

Hydroelectric generation activities in the Niagara Falls region actually cause the flow in the lower section of this river to reverse. Water is also diverted from Lake Erie into this river to supply power generation at DeCew Falls.

External Link

  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (http://www.conservation-niagara.on.ca/)

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