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High water is wreaking havoc across the Great Lakes, which are bursting at the seams less than a decade after bottoming out. The sharp turnabout is fueled by the region's wettest period in more than a century that scientists say is likely connected to the warming climate. No relief is in sight, as forecasters expect the lakes to remain high well into 2020 and perhaps longer. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
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February 07, 2020 - 11:36 am
MANISTEE, Mich. (WBEN/AP-JOHN FLESHER) — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer to tumbling down an 80-foot cliff into Lake Michigan. When her father built the 1,000-square-foot, brick bungalow in the early 1950s near...
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Flooding in patio area of Olcott Yacht Club by Lake Ontario. July 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
February 05, 2020 - 2:43 pm
Water levels already on the rise along Lake Ontario shoreline.
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WBEN Newsroom
November 04, 2019 - 9:52 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WBEN/AP) — A new forecast says Great Lakes levels are likely to remain unusually high and may set additional records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit on Monday released its outlook for the next six months. Hydrologist Keith Kompoltowicz says a wet October...
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Tom Puckett
October 23, 2019 - 1:55 pm
Youngstown, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo announces $300 million for shoreline communities along Lake Ontario, including $49 million for projects in Niagara and Orleans Counties. The money is part of the first round of funding under the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2019 - 4:47 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Homeowners with property damage from flooding along Lake Ontario this year can apply for financial assistance from the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says up to $20 million is available for homeowners in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne...
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Flooding in patio area of Olcott Yacht Club by Lake Ontario. July 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
October 09, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Rochester, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo says he's directed the DEC to the International Joint Commission for its mismanagement of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities. Cuomo says as a direct result of the IJC's mismanagement, extremely high water levels...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:40 pm
Alb any, N.Y. (WBEN) - As properry owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline are reeling from the impact of high water levels, Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a new campaign to boost tourism in the Lake Ontario region. The new initiative includes free fishing on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River...
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Flooding in patio area of Olcott Yacht Club by Lake Ontario. July 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
July 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With water levels rising to record levels in Lake Ontario, communities along the lakeshore are coming up with ideas to mitigate the water and possibly prevent flooding woes in the future. Governor Cuomo's REDI Commission is making stops this week along Lake Ontario's shoreline,...
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Crews for A Quiet Place 2 break down equipment in Olcott. July 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
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...
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July 09, 2019 - 4:03 pm
DETROIT (WBEN/AP) — Water levels in two of the Great Lakes are the highest ever recorded. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that Lakes Erie and Ontario last month reached their highest points since record-keeping began in 1918. Also setting a new mark was Lake St. Clair, which is part...
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