Lake Ontario

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
June 29, 2017 - 4:44 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) There will be relief for homeowners affected by flooding along Lake Ontario. State lawmakers approved it as part of a bill to approve an extension of mayoral control of New York City schools. The bill goes to Governor Cuomo for his signature. The bill includes aid for upstate...
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June 25, 2017 - 8:48 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State officials are reminding boaters to observe the 5 mph speed limit while cruising within 600 feet of shore along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Authorities say water levels remain at historic highs weeks after flooding first started along an eight-county...
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June 13, 2017 - 4:19 pm
GREECE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is again blasting the U.S.-Canadian panel that controls the outflow of water from Lake Ontario, saying the agency bears much of the blame for flooding in New York's lakeside communities. "I think they pulled the trigger too late" on increasing outflow,...
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Richard Root
June 13, 2017 - 6:09 am
Olcott, NY (WBEN) - Residents along the Lake Ontario shore have been hoping for relief but it looks as though it won't come right away. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers out of Detroit announced yesterday water levels for all of the Great Lakes are expected to be higher than average throughout the...
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Photo: Deb Barth Klees, Hamlin, N.Y.
June 13, 2017 - 5:33 am
From the National Weather Service: LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... * LOCATIONS...LAKE ONTARIO SHORE OF NIAGARA, ORLEANS, MONROE, AND WAYNE COUNTIES. * LAKE SHORE FLOODING...THE COMBINATION OF VERY HIGH LAKE LEVELS AND A BRIEF PERIOD OF...
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June 10, 2017 - 6:51 am
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A joint U.S.-Canadian board is considering options that may allow higher water flow out of Lake Ontario to ease flooding that has plagued shoreline residents and businesses for weeks. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announced after meeting...
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June 09, 2017 - 2:30 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - A reinforced concrete and masonry seawall protecting the oldest building in the Great Lakes Basin has to be repaired after Lake Ontario's pounding waves punched holes in the barrier. Robert Emerson, executive director at Old Fort Niagara in western New York, says Friday that...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 07, 2017 - 4:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - At least one local business in Olcott continues a steady flow of business despite the devastating flooding in the community. "You wouldn't think so but we're getting probably more people or about the same people," Gift Box by the Beach Owner Karen Young said. "We have a lot of...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
June 06, 2017 - 11:58 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Excavating crews in Niagara County are creating a living shoreline along the southern border of Lake Ontario in the latest effort to battle the erosion caused by the flooding. "A living shoreline is many, many different things," Niagara County Highway Commissioner Dean Lapp...
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