Lake Ontario Flooding

Lake Ontario in Kent, NY. May 6, 2019 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
May 14, 2019 - 8:57 pm
Olcott, N.Y. (WBEN) - For the second time in three seasons, high water and problems associated with it have forced Olcott Beach to close for the entire summer season. Newfane Town Supervisor Timothy Horanburg announced the decision in a letter late Tuesday. Horanburg notes that all the work that...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
May 14, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the summer begins, there are worries about water levels along Lake Ontario after severe erosion and damage last summer. Congressman Chris Collins last month said waters were in the "green zone." "The lake levels are in line before we had the flooding, and assuming Mother...
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January 25, 2018 - 10:07 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - The devastating flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline remains a major topic across several New York counties as thousands of property owners are awaiting emergency relief funds stemming from the summer's high water damage. 3,400 property owners have filed for flood relief...
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October 11, 2017 - 6:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Democrat wrote to lawmakers in the affected region on Tuesday. He noted that while...
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Tom Puckett
July 05, 2017 - 4:15 pm
Lyndonville, NY (WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins spent Wednesday afternoon touring Green Harbor Marina, heavily damaged by Lake Ontario flooding. "Most of the permanent trailers people park there to enjoy our long summer are uninhabitable," says Collins. "They don't have electricity, the water is...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 30, 2017 - 11:27 am
HAMLIN, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins looked at another community impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding on Tuesday morning and renewed his call to repeal the controversial Plan 2014. "While mother nature may have played a small or even a big part in what happened this is also a man-made...
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Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mike Baggerman
May 26, 2017 - 12:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Because of the heavy flooding at Lake Ontario, the United States Army Corps of Engineers visited the Town of Wilson on Thursday to provide short-term solutions to the most pressing problems. Robert Remmers is the Chief of Operations and Technical Support for the organization...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 12, 2017 - 4:00 am
YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (WBEN) - Flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline will have a noticable affect on boating this summer. "Here in the lower Niagara River we're finding that the same things that the people are seeing along the Lake Ontario shoreline," James Egloff, Operations Manager for RCR Yachts...
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