Black Rock Canal Park

Buffalo, New York

Photo by: Dylan Neild

Enjoy the sites of the Niagara River at Black Rock Canal Park! Visitors can enjoy biking, walking or running along the paved riverside trail. There is a new off leash Bark Park, making this a great space for dog owners! There are free boat launches available.

Visitors should be aware of a permitted sewage outflow under the walkway bridge near the Black Rock Harbor Road entrance.

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 17 July to 31 July

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.

During the summer months Waterkeeper staff works with high schools students who are a part of our Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP). For more information about this program visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/yelp/

Waterkeeper and YELP students collect water samples from several public access locations within the city limits of Buffalo, NY. These are locations where the public often makes contact with the water either through swimming, kayaking or boating. These locations are also near combined sewage overflow (CSO) outfalls.

Sites are monitored once a week on Mondays in July and August. 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 quality parameters as part of their Citizen Science Program, Riverwatch, from May through November. To learn more or to view the most recent water quality report visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/riverwatch/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Black Rock Canal Park

Buffalo, New York

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
Photo by: Dylan Neild

Enjoy the sites of the Niagara River at Black Rock Canal Park! Visitors can enjoy biking, walking or running along the paved riverside trail. There is a new off leash Bark Park, making this a great space for dog owners! There are free boat launches available.

Visitors should be aware of a permitted sewage outflow under the walkway bridge near the Black Rock Harbor Road entrance.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 17 July to 31 July

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.

During the summer months Waterkeeper staff works with high schools students who are a part of our Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP). For more information about this program visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/yelp/

Waterkeeper and YELP students collect water samples from several public access locations within the city limits of Buffalo, NY. These are locations where the public often makes contact with the water either through swimming, kayaking or boating. These locations are also near combined sewage overflow (CSO) outfalls.

Sites are monitored once a week on Mondays in July and August. 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 quality parameters as part of their Citizen Science Program, Riverwatch, from May through November. To learn more or to view the most recent water quality report visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/riverwatch/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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