A Quiet Place 2 filming impacted by Lake Ontario flooding

Supervisor: Crew was supposed to film there for a month

Mike Baggerman
July 12, 2019 - 3:00 am

Crews for A Quiet Place 2 break down equipment in Olcott. July 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)


OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lake Ontario's record high flood levels are affecting more than just businesses and homes in Olcott.

Filming for Jonn Krasinski's "A Quiet Place 2" lasted just one night in the community along Lake Ontario.

"They were going to use the harbor and the pier and build docks and stuff (for the movie)," Town of Newfane Supervisor Tim Horanburg told reporters. "When the water level came up, they had to give that up. That was a big blow to us because they told us they were going to be filming here for a month."

Crews for A Quiet Place 2 break down equipment in Olcott. July 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Lake Ontario's water level is currently at 248.76 feet. However, in recent weeks, the US Army Corps of Engineers reports that the lake level has decreased by about three inches.

"We were surprised they were even back for the one shoot on (Wednesday) night," Mark Cassidy of Olcott Yacht Club said.

Fortunately for Cassidy and others who have been affected by the flooding on the lake, the worst is behind them.

"They're saying it should be down by a foot in mid-August," Cassidy said. "When this happened in 2017, it peaked in May and by now we were almost normal. It's been hanging out for a long time."

He said the Olcott Yacht Club is looking into moving into a new building at a higher elevation more inland. Cassidy estimated it would cost $400,000 but said it is a realistic endeavor for them.

"If we get the water down and we get the break wall in, we can construct fingers for boats all around the perimeter of this property," he said. "We don't really have any docks. We're like a country club without a golf course."

Other businesses like Oak Ridge Designs on Ontario Street said the flooding has not affected their businesses, which are on a higher elevation.


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