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Irondequoit supervisor among those watching and waiting as lake and bay levels rise

As the level of Lake Ontario continues to rise, it is making for some tense times for both residents and local officials. Irondequoit Supervisor Dave...
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Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:42am
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WXXI interviews Gov. Cuomo about Lake Ontario flooding

Governor Cuomo says that the lake is at flood level now, and what officials are worried about most is the weather, both the possibility of any more rain...
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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:48am
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Rising Lake Ontario levels prompt emergencies along shore

OLCOTT, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News) New York officials have declared a state of emergency for the counties along Lake Ontario as water levels continue to...
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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 5:41am
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Winds bring Lakeshore Flood Warning for Wayne County

The National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning for parts of Wayne, Cayuga and Oswego counties from 5:00 p.m. on Monday until 11:00 a...
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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 1:45am
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The U.S. and Canada have now filled vacancies on the International Joint Commission

The International Joint Commission, the joint U.S.-Canadian body that helps determine regulatory decisions about the Great Lakes, has a quorum again....
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Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:09am
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U.S. Senate confirms three new members of the IJC

Senator Chuck Schumer says that the U.S. Senate has voted to confirm three new members of the International Joint Commission. That is the joint U.S.-...
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Thu, 05/16/2019 - 3:41pm
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Waiting and watching for potential lakeshore flooding

This remains an anxious time for people who live near the Lake Ontario shoreline. There will be a lot of watchful eyes on water levels in the coming...
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Mon, 05/13/2019 - 3:33am
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NYS officials tour parts of the Lake Ontario shoreline to check out flooding preparations

New York state officials have been touring the Lake Ontario shoreline this week, surveying the potential for any serious flooding problems that may...
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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:30pm
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Sodus Point wants to emphasize it's open for business

The threat of high water along the Lake Ontario shoreline is often felt first in low-lying places like Sodus Point. Village Mayor Dave McDowell says...
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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:35pm
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NY state: more than 800,000 sandbags deployed along Lake Ontario

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News) New York state says it has deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet (280 meters) of...
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Sun, 05/05/2019 - 1:37pm
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