Niagara River @ upstream of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, New York

NO Swimming Access. Downstream there is a lot of water exposure via the falls mist, through the Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 7th, 2022. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 8th, 2022 at 4:57 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Niagara River @ upstream of Niagara Falls is sampled monthly from April 1st to October 31st.

Source Information

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper® protects and restores our water and surrounding ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. We protect clean water. We restore the health of ecosystems. We connect people to water. We inspire economic growth and community engagement.

Samples will be processed in house using Coliscan Easygel. Results are typically available after 48 hours. Results are compared to the US EPA Beach Action Value of 235 E. coli / 100 mL for a single sample.

These locations are given a "Green" when a single sample is below 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

These locations are posted "Red" when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

A location may also be posted "Grey" to indicate that water quality information is too old (more than 7 days old) to be considered current, or that info is unavailable, or unreliable (often due to changes in weather).


Waterkeeper also tests basic water chemistry parameters as part of their Citizen Science Program, Riverwatch, from May through October. To learn more or to view the most recent water quality report visit our website: https://bnwaterkeeper.org/water-quality-testing/

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Water Quality Graph

Niagara River @ upstream of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, New York

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 7th, 2022. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 8th, 2022 at 4:57 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

NO Swimming Access. Downstream there is a lot of water exposure via the falls mist, through the Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds.

Monitoring Frequency

Niagara River @ upstream of Niagara Falls is sampled monthly from April 1st to October 31st.

Source Information

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper® protects and restores our water and surrounding ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. We protect clean water. We restore the health of ecosystems. We connect people to water. We inspire economic growth and community engagement.

Samples will be processed in house using Coliscan Easygel. Results are typically available after 48 hours. Results are compared to the US EPA Beach Action Value of 235 E. coli / 100 mL for a single sample.

These locations are given a "Green" when a single sample is below 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

These locations are posted "Red" when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

A location may also be posted "Grey" to indicate that water quality information is too old (more than 7 days old) to be considered current, or that info is unavailable, or unreliable (often due to changes in weather).


Waterkeeper also tests basic water chemistry parameters as part of their Citizen Science Program, Riverwatch, from May through October. To learn more or to view the most recent water quality report visit our website: https://bnwaterkeeper.org/water-quality-testing/

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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