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Lake Ontario water level is too low

After two years of damaging flooding in 2017 and 2019, the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board, the group that oversees the amount of water coming into and out of the lake, says that this year has been the driest since 1966 for Lake Ontario.

The lake level is now below the low threshold set in Plan 2014, the controversial document many residents along the lake blamed for the flooding.

The board is now reducing the amount of water flowing out of Lake Ontario. The board is also holding a series of public hearings to discuss current conditions in the lake.