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
View Comments Riverside County Park to close on Thursday, Sept. 27, for drill in the Clackamas River The Clackamas River Water Providers, a coalition of municipal drinking water providers that get their drinking water from the Clackamas River, is arranging for the closure of Riverside County Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, to test newly developed spill response strategies on the river. The coalition is made up of representatives from the Clackamas River Water District, city of Estacada, city of Lake Oswego, city of Tigard, the North Clackamas County Water Commission (city of Gladstone and Oak Lodge Water Services), South Fork Water Board (Oregon City and West Linn) and Sunrise Water Authority (Happy Valley and Damascus). The coalition has been working with local first responders and Water Environment Services to better respond to potential spills of hazardous material on the Clackamas River by developing strategies to protect the drinking water source if a spill does … [Read more...] about Clackamas County water coalition to test emergency response