Grand Falls on Mississippi
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 3/5  Size: Medium Access: Easy Type: Complex Cascade with Dam

Waterfall Region: Eastern    County: Lanark    Near: Almonte

Watercourse: Mississippi River   Latitude, Longitude: 45.2258, -76.1991

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Set in the heart of Almonte, Grand Falls is difficult to describe. The top of the falls is formed by a low water control dam, which though artificial, doesn't impose too much on the scene. The river then falls over a series of steep cascades next to an old mill (which has been converted to touristy stores - go behind the building to find the old mill gears on display). The river then flows under the road bridge and then spreads out into a lower cascade, prior to emptying into a pond. At low flow you can explore a "boulder-delta" in this area. At high flow during spring runnoff, don't leave the comfort of the road bridge. Same with the upper portion on the other side of the road - it can range from a trickle to a torrent, depending on stream discharge.  (updated June 20, 2014).

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