In the center of the city of Idaho Falls is – you guessed it – big water falls! It is so pretty. It is the main thing I always remember about this city of 50,000 people. We went to see them this morning and walked all over looking at them. I have photos and a video:
I have quite a few so I am just going to try to find the best. Here is one looking through the trees. There is a park along the falls with picnic tables and walking trails:
Some of the rocks showing in this one. A dam has been added in 1982 I think it was to help create electric power. This photo shows more of how the original look was with the rocks.
The water normally flows over the dam as you can see in this photo which helps keep the water fall flowing all the time. In a dry year there will not be as much water going over it.
All this water comes from here – the Snake River. The tall building off to the side is the Latter Day Saints Temple.
And here is one more view!
There is of course a bridge going over it for the downtown traffic. There is another park on the other side of the river and falls and you can see more falls on the other side because of the way the rocks are formed. There are more walking trails on that side too. I thought that side was much changed in the years since we left here, totally different.
And here is the video I took with my camera. The loud noise is the water going over the falls.