Lake Ontario

Laura Jackett
May 28, 2019 - 8:32 pm
GREECE, NY (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday afternoon, the new members of the International Joint Commission met with local leaders regarding the increasingly high water levels along the Lake Ontario shoreline at a closed-door meeting at Greece Town Hall near Rochester. The public was not...
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High water flooding docks in Wilson, N.Y. - WBEN Photo
May 27, 2019 - 9:13 pm
Wilson, N.Y. (WBEN) - As officials plan to come together for a 'listening session' on the troublesome high water levels in Lake Ontario, a Lakeshore Flood Warning is posted for the shoreline Tuesday. The combination of very high lake levels and moderate east-northeast winds will result in greater...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Homeowners along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Olcott remain on edge because of the rising water levels in Lake Ontario. As of Wednesday, the average water level on Lake Ontario is 248.67 feet, which is just .02 feet shy of matching the record previously set in 2017 . The...
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Aqua Dam placed along Lake Ontario near shoreline home. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 20, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Correction: Our initial report indicated the water levels along Lake Erie. The water levels on Lake Ontario are nearing the 2017 of 248.67 feet as of May 21. OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - For the second time in a month, Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Olcott community to examine the flooding along Lake...
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Photo Courtesy RCR Yachts
Tom Puckett
May 16, 2019 - 7:21 pm
Youngstown, NY (WBEN) As the waters of Lake Ontario rise, one Niagara County community is already seeing the damaging effects. In Youngstown and Porter, Porter Town Supervisor Duffy Johnston says he's already helping one business that's damaged. "I got the (Niagara Jet Adventures) 11 pallets of...
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Lake Ontario in Kent, NY. May 6, 2019 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 06, 2019 - 11:36 am
ORLEANS COUNTY, N.Y. (WBEN) – Despite beautiful weather on Monday, communities by Lake Ontario remain on edge because of the looming threat of flooding caused by the lake. Congressman Chris Collins was in Orleans County and pushed for the U.S. Senate to confirm the three new appointees for the...
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Flooding caused by Lake Ontario in Olcott. May 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 06, 2019 - 7:13 am
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - New York state says it has deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet of temporary dams in eight counties along Lake Ontario in preparation for potential flooding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that officials are concerned that more rain, or high winds,...
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Flooding caused by Lake Ontario in Olcott. May 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
May 01, 2019 - 2:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The US Army Corps of Engineers has issued an official Declaration of Emergency to activate its Emergency Operations Center to assist Lake Ontario communities in the event that Lake Ontario water levels continue rising to flood levels. “As Lake Ontario’s water levels continue to...
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Governor Cuomo in Olcott to examine infrastructure for 2019 flooding by Lake Ontario. May 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 01, 2019 - 2:31 pm
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) -Governor Andrew Cuomo examined sewer and infrastructure in Niagara County on Wednesday as rising water levels along Lake Ontario present flooding concerns again for shoreline communities. The governor also called on the International Joint Commission, a body composed of...
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Tom Puckett
May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
Youngstown, NY (WBEN) Recently, Governor Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer expressed concerns about flooding along Lake Ontario's shoreline. Those who work and live there agree. Schumer Tuesday called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District to stand ready to activate its Emergency...
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