PHOENIX, N.Y. -- The Oswego River is currently closed to boaters between Phoenix and Fulton.The state Canal Corporation is making emergency repairs on the Phoenix Dam. Contractors are repairing a gate used to control water flow, state officials said Friday evening in a news release.Lock O1 in Phoenix and Lock O2 in Fulton were closed Friday. The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office said all boats are banned from the Oswego River until further notice. Climate change is making Skaneateles Lake warmer. That’s bad news Toxic algae thrive in warmer waters. … [Read more...] about Oswego River closes to boaters in Phoenix, Fulton
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Staff reports Democrat and Chronicle Published 6:17 AM EDT Jun 12, 2019 Lake Ontario water levels have already surpassed 2017 levels and continues to rise. Here's the latest on flooding along the shoreline. If you are being affected by flooding you can tell us how through the submission box at the bottom of the story. IJC to hold emergency meeting Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has confirmed that the International Joint Commission will soon meet to discuss lake levels and suspending IJC Plan 2014. In 2016, the international body that oversees Lake Ontario water levels adopted a controversial new set of rules, a move that marked a major victory for environmentalists who said the former regulations have harmed the lake's ecosystem. But many have blamed the new rules, Plan 2014, for causing the unprecedented shoreline damage in 2017 and additional lakeshore flooding this year. Reilich said incoming IJC Chairwoman Jane … [Read more...] about Lake Ontario flooding 2019: Water levels, IJC to meet, and more
Staff reports Democrat and Chronicle Published 1:14 PM EDT Jun 9, 2019 Lake Ontario water levels have already surpassed 2017 levels and continues to rise. Here's the latest on flooding along the shoreline. If you are being affected by flooding you can tell us how through the submission box at the bottom of the story. Lake Ontario water levels According to the Associated Press, the International Joint Commission says any rise in the water level of Lake Ontario is expected to be minor or even decline. The IJC's remark came Saturday in an Associated Press article about Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatening to sue the IJC. (See next subhead) The news comes even as shoreline communities face another lakeshore flood watch. The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued the watches on Sunday for late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, Orleans and Wayne counties. Editor's note: This weather story has been made free for everyone to view as a … [Read more...] about Lake Ontario flooding 2019: Are we nearing the high-water mark?
Staff reports Democrat and Chronicle Published 1:24 PM EDT Jun 6, 2019 Lake Ontario water levels have already surpassed 2017 levels and continues to rise. Here's the latest on flooding along the shoreline. If you are being affected by flooding you can tell us how through the submission box at the bottom of the story. Lake flooding near peak The Interntional Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announced Thursday morning that water levels on the lake have started to stabilize due to decreased precipitation and increased outflows through the Moses-Saunders Dam. Around 10 a.m., the board boosted dam outflows to 10,200 cubic meters per second, close to the highest outflows on record. The board said further increases are expected. The highest sustained rate of discharge ever employed by the board was 10,400 cubic meters per second, achieved through parts of the late spring and summer of 2017 in order to drain that year's flood waters from the … [Read more...] about Lake Ontario flooding 2019: Water level near peak
The wind storm that ripped through Western New York certainly changed the fishing front. The ice boom buckled (but did not break according to NYPA), the river filled with ice and hopefully things will settle down before the Niagara River Anglers host the Roger Tobey Memorial steelhead contest in the lower river out of Lewiston on Saturday. The event is still a go as of this report. Creek Road is a sign-up location, as is the launch ramp the morning of the contest. Call Paul Jackson at 998-8910 for more information. Lake Ontario and tributaries Many of the streams opened up a bit following heavy rains last weekend, but they were still high and muddy for the most part. Some anglers did well just prior to the rain and the increased flow could be the trigger to bring some fresh steelhead into the system. Smaller streams likely will be your best bet this weekend. Ice fishing is a viable option. One of the best continues to be Sodus Bay, where Chris Kenyon is reporting variable ice … [Read more...] about The Fishing Beat (Feb. 27, 2019)