The International Joint Commission is launching an investigation into the controversial Plan 2014, which locals and officials say played a role in the flooding in shoreline communities.
The IJC is the regulatory body that tends to water levels on Lake ontario.
This week they announced a new inquiry into the plan. The investigation itself won’t yield any immediate changes, since it’s set to last 18 to 24 months.
Residents along the shoreline are calling for swifter action.
“We get up every morning and we look to see what the outflow is, we look to see where the lake level is,” Greece resident Suzanne Albright, President of the Grandview Beach Association told WHEC-TV. “It’s frustrating.”
“$3 million and 18 to 24 months seems like a lot of money, and a long time,” Albright added. “When we have a flooded two out of the last three years and we could easily flood again this year.”
Others, like Henry Stewart with United Shoreline put it differently: “Another study is really not what we think we need. We need action,” he exclaimed to WHEC-TV.