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Weather factors help ease concerns about Lake Ontario shoreline flooding

Experts with the board that helps regulate Lake Ontario sound cautiously optimistic that shoreline property owners won't face the kinds of flooding...
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Wed, 04/29/2020 - 1:38pm
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Shipping delay for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River

The start of the shipping season on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River will be delayed by at least 12 days. It’s due to the efforts to try and deal...
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 10:43am
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Cuomo announces 20 dredging sites along Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River

Twenty sites along the Lake Ontario shoreline and the St. Lawrence River have been selected for dredging in order to prevent future flooding. Governor...
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Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:16pm
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Outflows increased from Lake Ontario

Outflows will be increased from Lake Ontario. Lake Ontario is still high -- about 246 feet high. The Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board says they’re...
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Tue, 12/31/2019 - 4:59am
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Continued flexibility allowed in setting Lake Ontario outflows

The board that helps regulate the level of Lake Ontario says it will continue to have some flexibility in taking steps that may help ease potential...
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Sat, 11/23/2019 - 1:09am
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NYS expands lawsuit over Lake Ontario flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYS Attorney General Letitia James have announced an expanded lawsuit against the International Joint Commission, for “failing...
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Sat, 11/16/2019 - 9:13am
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Governor expands eligibility for funding for lakeshore resiliency projects

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced some changes this week to his plan to build back the southern shore of Lake Ontario. The state's Resiliency and Economic...
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 4:42am
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Greece Supervisor Bill Reilich appointed to lake level management board

Greece Supervisor Bill Reilich will have a new role in overseeing Lake Ontario. Earlier this year, the International Joint Commission decided to add two...
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Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:37am
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Eligibility requirements announced for state program on lake flood damage

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced eligibility requirements for the 2019 Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program that will...
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Fri, 08/30/2019 - 8:27pm
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Monroe County lifts boating restrictions

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has lifted the ‘state of emergency’ put into place on May 9 along Lake Ontario, Irondequoit Bay, Braddock’s Bay,...
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Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:48am
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