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Lake Ontario level down compared to normal, significantly down from 2020

Lake Ontario is lower than normal.

There have been two record-breaking years for flooding along the southern shores of Lake Ontario. Communities in Cayuga, Monroe, and Wayne counties were devastated as the lake exceeded 249 feet.

That was 2019 though. Now, things are significantly lower- nearly 28 inches lower than it was last year at this time. That’s around 9 inches below ‘normal’.

Parts of the region are still behind on total rainfall from last year.

A rainy spring could equalize levels and get the lake, and water table where it should be.