2 frozen waterfalls form near New York park's ice volcano

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Posted: Feb 24, 2015 5:30 PM
2 frozen waterfalls form near New York park's ice volcano

GENESEE FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state park that drew national attention for its ice volcano now has a second icy spectacle: a pair of waterfalls that are nearly frozen over.

The Daily News in Batavia reports (http://bit.ly/1A3kMgn ) two of Letchworth State Park's major waterfalls on the Genesee (JEN'-uh-see) River are almost entirely encased in ice.

The frozen scenery is drawing visitors to the 107-foot middle falls and the 70-foot upper falls on the southern end of the scenic Letchworth gorge 45 miles southwest of Rochester. The river is still flowing over the upper falls through a narrow channel of open water.

The ice volcano is nearby. The geyser-like fountain at the park's Glen Iris Inn has formed a thick, 50-foot tall ice volcano thanks to one of the coldest February's on record.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.batavianews.com