Great Falls in Paterson undergoes major cleanup

If you passed by The Great Falls in Paterson today, you may have noticed it was less of a falls and more of a leak.Crews

PATERSON - If you passed by The Great Falls in Paterson today, you may have noticed it was less of a falls and more of a leak.

Crews diverted the fall's water through a hydroelectric plant so that volunteers could clean up the riverbed.

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission says volunteers were able to remove more than 10 tons of debris during the last routine cleanup in June 2011.

The Great Falls, standing at 77 feet tall, is second only to Niagara Falls in water volume east of the Mississippi River. More than 2 billion gallons of water a day pass over its summit to the swirling Passaic River below.

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