Major Flooding Along Lake Ontario May Not Happen This Year

Syracuse, N.Y. - There may not be major flooding along Lake Ontario this year.

The International Joint Commission said significant outflow has lowered Lake Ontario’s water level to a point that would make flooding like what happened in 2017 and 2019, unexpected this year.

The IJC credits Mother Nature for moderate spring conditions and the decision to increase outflow levels beyond the 2014 plan limits.

There was also a delay in shipping along the St. Lawrence River which allowed for higher-than-normal outflows in March.

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