Veronica Volk

Veronica Volk is a Reporter/Producer for WXXI News.  She comes from WFUV Public Radio, where she began her broadcasting career as a reporter covering the Bronx, and the greater New York City area. She later became the Senior Producer of WFUV’s weekly public affairs show, Cityscape.
 
Originally from Ocean County, New Jersey, Veronica got her B.A. in Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, concentrating on Media, Culture, and Society.
 

Veronica Volk

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Public beaches along the Lake Ontario shoreline are under water, which may put a damper on some summer plans. Ontario Beach Park is a public beach in Rochester, right on Lake Ontario. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Water levels on Lake Ontario may be peaking, but for lakefront homeowners, the worst is far from over. However, there were developments Monday involving some help from the state. Governor Cuomo's office announced he's making $10 million available to help flood victims. 

Veronica Volk / Great Lakes Today

ROCHESTER (Great Lakes Today) - No, according to Frank Sciremammano. Sciremammano isn't an apologist for the new plan that regulates lake levels. He acknowledges that it could contribute to problems in the future. But he attributes this spring's flooding to record rainfall -- and some moves made this winter to manage ice. 

John Kucko

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - A little house on the shore of Lake Ontario is gaining national attention. After being pummeled with water, cold air and high winds, portions of the house that face the lake are covered in thick layers of ice. The ice house, as it's come to be known, is actually one of a string of frozen houses along the south shore of the lake in Webster, N.Y. 

US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Every year, hundreds of commercial ships make their way through the St. Lawrence seaway, taking on and letting out water to maintain stability as they load and unload cargo. This ballast water is regulated to prevent the spread of invasive species, but there is some disagreement about who should be in charge of those regulations. 

Veronica Volk

(WXXI) Jon Gee of Environment and Climate Change Canada stands on a platform overlooking a part of the Hamilton, Ontario, harbor called Randle Reef. It's one of the most polluted sites on Canada’s side of the Great Lakes. 

JASON SMITH / WRVO NEWS

(WXXI) Congress' approval of a spending bill will renew funding for a program that aids Great Lakes waters and surrounding lands. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has funded everything from water treatment upgrades to fish spawning habitats to toxic cleanups. 

JULIA BOTERO / WRVO NEWS

Every year, the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, raises millions of fish to be stocked in Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. 

Veronica Volk

(WXXI) A program to fund restoration and remediation projects in the Great Lakes region has an uncertain future.

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

(WXXI) Plastic debris is pervasive in the waters that feed the Great Lakes, according to a new study published by the United States Geological Survey.

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