From the Niagara Falls Review:
Water near the base of Niagara Falls turned an alarming shade of black before tourists’ eyes Saturday afternoon following a foul-smelling discharge from a wastewater treatment plant on the U.S. side.
The Niagara Falls Water Board, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., said Saturday’s discharge was part of routine maintenance of one of its wastewater sedimentation basins.
Both the Maid of the Mist and Rainbow Air took to social media Saturday to express their concerns, posting a video and photograph of the dark, sludgy-looking water.
“Why the smelly black discharge into Niagara River on very busy tourist weekend?” the Maid of the Mist posted on Twitter and asking the Niagara Falls, N.Y. mayor for answers.