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Higher outflows temporarily on Lake Ontario

Outflows are going to be increased, but not the way some have called for on Lake Ontario.

Higher outflows will continue, according to the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board.

The board stated Wednesday that mild temperatures have allowed for higher outflows – at times, up to 10,700 cubic meters per second, according to 13WHAM-TV.

The Board says water levels tend to rise this time of year, and higher outflows are normal. However, they will have to be limited with melt, rain, and additional ice formation expected.

The International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 has been criticized by those who believe it its parameters led to flooding along the Lake Ontario lakeshore in 2017 and 2019.


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