Lake Ontario

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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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Flooding along Lake Ontario Shoreline. June 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
July 05, 2019 - 11:42 am
LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lakeshore Flood Watch, which is in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. .. LOCATIONS...Lake Ontario shore of Niagara, Orleans Counties...
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Flooding along Lake Ontario Shoreline. June 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
June 26, 2019 - 4:54 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Lake Ontario levels are projected to stay high through 2019, regardless of rainfall, raising concerns about summer tourism along New York's lakeshore. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers data puts the lake at nearly 34 inches above the June average as of Monday. That's one inch below...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
June 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Again the record high water levels in Lake Ontario are combining with gusty winds and could lead to lakeshore flooding along the southern shore of the lake Friday. A Lakeshore Flood Warning is posted for the shoreline. Additionally, the Lake Erie shoreline in Erie County is...
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Senator Chuck Schumer visits Lake Ontario shoreline in Olcott. June 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 10, 2019 - 1:20 pm
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for a $12 million study to be conducted by the federal government to address flooding along the shorelines of Lake Ontario. According to the most recent statistics by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Ontario's water level is at 249.05 feet...
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June 09, 2019 - 8:44 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another flooding threat for property owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline this week as a Lakeshore Flood Warning is posted late Monday through Tuesday. The combination of record high lake levels and winds from the west to northwest has forecasters concerned about further...
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June 08, 2019 - 7:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatens action against an international body that regulates waterways between the United States and Canada if it doesn't reimburse his state for costs linked to record flooding around Lake Ontario. The Democratic governor says the International Joint...
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Flooding caused by Lake Ontario in Olcott. May 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
June 02, 2019 - 8:14 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Gusty winds combined with the unusually high water levels in Lake Ontario have led the National Weather Service to post a Lakeshore Flood Warning through Tuesday morning. LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT TUESDAY... * LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans,...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 31, 2019 - 1:13 pm
LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH for Niagara and Orleans Counties along the Lake Ontario shoreline. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lakeshore Flood Watch, which is in effect from Sunday evening through Tuesday afternoon. * LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, and...
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Laura Jackett
May 29, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On a Wednesday afternoon conference call, Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed the increasing water levels and flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline, and he's calling for a short term and long term solution to the problem. "We have complained often to the IJC, which...
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