Lake Ontario

Brendan Keany
April 22, 2019 - 11:17 pm
BARKER (WBEN) - Niagara and Orleans County emergency officials held a press conference Monday afternoon to prepare Lake Ontario shoreline residents about rising water levels. "It's almost a daily, ongoing event," said Orleans County Director of Emergency Services Dale Banker. "We check water levels...
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Tom Puckett
October 11, 2018 - 2:52 pm
Olcott, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies say a child was rescued from Lake Ontario, and the father is now charged with endangerment. Around 8 this morning, Deputies say they received a report of an unsupervised girl walking along Lake Ontario on Olcott Beach in the area of Krull Park...
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August 31, 2018 - 7:38 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new fishing survey shows catch rates at record levels in New York waters on Lake Ontario. The Department of Environmental Conservation says preliminary results from the Lake Ontario Fishing Boat Survey indicate the number of fish caught per boat trip from April to June was 227...
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Tom Puckett
April 16, 2018 - 4:50 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) $2.9 million will be going to communities along the Lake Ontario shoreline following last year's flooding. Gov. Cuomo's office announced the funding Monday. "The Lake Ontario shoreline experienced historic and damaging flooding last year, and we continue to stand with New Yorkers...
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March 12, 2018 - 9:43 am
MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) - Floodgates are being opened at a New York Power Authority dam in Massena to spill excess water from Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River. The gates at Long Sault (SOO) Dam are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Monday. The power authority says there will be rapidly changing...
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January 26, 2018 - 6:23 am
Oswego, N.Y. (WBEN) - For all the 'bad' we hear about social media and its influences on society, Gary Cranfield and Betsy Waterman in central New York captured a video that is demonstrating the good side of videos gone viral. Cranfield had noticed a snowy owl in frigid Lake Ontario near Oswego,...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:44 am
(AP) - An international panel is asking businesses and property owners along Lake Ontario to complete an online survey about flood damage from record water levels this spring and summer. The International Joint Commission says the survey takes about 10 to 25 minutes. The deadline to take it is Dec...
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Tom Puckett
November 14, 2017 - 1:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins' office announces FEMA has issued a disaster declaration for the Lake Ontario shoreline, which has been hit by flooding. “We have witnessed awful devastation along the shoreline and have stayed persistent in our fight to secure federal assistance,” says...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:17 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As a cold front blows across Western New York, strong and gusty winds are cause for concern, particularly along the vulnerable Lake Ontario shoreline. LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST FRIDAY... * LOCATIONS...LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE...
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Mike Baggerman
October 28, 2017 - 7:24 am
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Trump Administration selected three new individuals to replace half of the current International Joint Commission, the body which adopted the controversial Plan 2014 and may have played a role in the flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline this spring, according to...
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