Plan 2014

Payne Horning / WRVO News

The International Joint Commission has appointed a 16-member public advisory group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario outflows into the St. Lawrence River.

Payne Horning / WRVO News

The U.S. and Canadian governments plan to undertake a study to assess Plan 2014, the water management plan used to help regulate the water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Veronica Volk / WXXI News

The amount of water that officials on the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board are releasing from Lake Ontario into the St. Lawrence River continues to be above the usual outflows for this time of year. That is due to the fact that lake levels are still over the so-called trigger levels in the government's water management, called Plan 2014. When those levels are exceeded, the Board can deviate from the Plan, allowing for more water to be pushed into the river.

IJC to add new members to lake management board

Jul 18, 2019
Veronica Volk / WXXI News

Since the flooding of 2017, the International Joint Commission has been criticized for mismanagement of Lake Ontario. Now, in response to some of those criticisms, the IJC is adding two new seats to the board that regulates the outflows of Lake Ontario.

IJC to review Plan 2014, but asks shoreline residents to be patient

Jun 29, 2019
Office of Rep. John Katko

Although members of the joint U.S.-Canadian agency that oversees a water regulation plan came to Central New York on Friday, some of those attending a roundtable discussion weren’t necessarily pleased with what they heard.

Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) toured flood-ravaged portions of Lake Ontario Monday, saying he expects the entire Lake Ontario shoreline will be declared a disaster area shortly. That would allow homeowners, businesses and governments to access federal disaster dollars. He also presented a three-tiered plan to deal with the record high water levels.

Landowners threaten lawsuit over Lake Ontario flooding

Jun 17, 2019
Payne Horning / WRVO News

A coalition of New York property owners plans to sue the International Joint Commission, the international body that regulates water levels on Lake Ontario.

Resentment growing against IJC and Plan 2014

Jun 13, 2019
NCPR

As Lake Ontario lingers at record highs, public outcry against the group that manages lake levels continues to rise.

Lake Ontario's rising water is furthering Congressman Chris Collins' push for the repeal of an environmental plan adopted late in President Barack Obama's administration.