December 3, 1937. Victoria Falls, Rhodesia: A view of the gorge from the left bank. One is particularly impressed by the meager flow of water, for this was in the dry season. The lowest recorded flow of water is 6 million gallons per minute, whereas the highest maximum flow is 165 million gallons per minute. In the dry season one is disappointed with the spectacle, yet he can see to best advantage the erosion work of the water. In the wet season the mist rises so heavily that the gorge is virtually hidden and visitors must take to the air to see just what is there. Victoria Falls has a height of 350 feet, whereas Niagara has a fall of only 160 feet. The latter has a very much greater volume of water, however, and from it are generated a million horse power in hydroelectric plants. At the bottom of this picture one sees the canal which carries water from the headgate (at the right) to the power station at the lower end of the third gorge (as shown in picture No. 5). This installation is intended to develop 1500 h.p. and give service to the municipality of Livingstone. Care has been taken that its construction does not mar the beauty of the falls. Construction was begun in 1935 and it was not yet in use. 3600 feet. 12:03.