Harmful algae bloom spotted at Hyde Park

Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — A harmful algae bloom was spotted at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls on Thursday.

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper was able to get a sample of it, later determining it to be cyanobacteria.

Two citizen reports of a potential bloom on Tonawanda Creek near the Bark Park were also received. This turned out to be a Euglena bloom in various life stages.

A similar Euglena bloom was seen on Ellicott Creek this year.

MAP | See the geographic spread of blooms here.

People should avoid discolored water when visiting these places, as it could be hazardous.

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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