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Veronica Volk / Great Lakes Today

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - NYS Senate Republicans have announced the introduction of a bill creating a new Great Lakes Flood Recovery Grant Program to help those impacted by the lake flooding this Spring.  

Cathy Goodnaugh

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Lake Ontario is now 33 inches above its long-term average and it's not yet at its peak. That sustained flooding is threatening residents along the shorelines and scientists say it is also taking a toll on the environment. 

Good News For Flooded Towns: Lake Ontario Near Peak

May 19, 2017
Kathleen Thomas

ROCHESTER (Great Lakes Today) - Finally, some good news for towns that been flooded for weeks by high waters in Lake Ontario. The lake-wide average water level has remained at 75.85 m for two days in a row, says the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, which controls a huge dam downstream. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

Water levels on Lake Ontario are still going up and still have not yet peaked, but property owners already have been assessing the damage. 

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. 

Wet Weather Hampers Lake Ontario Flood Response

May 10, 2017
Dale Currier

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The water level in Lake Ontario is now higher than is been in more than 60 years, before water levels started being regulated in the 1950s. 

Veronica Volk / Great Lakes Today

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Flooding continues along the Lake Ontario shoreline and there’s no end in sight. Many residents and New York’s governor say the solution lies with a huge dam that straddles the U.S- Canada border. But the reality is not so simple. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The continued swelling of Lake Ontario is offering little relief to shoreline residents in central New York. Water levels on Lake Ontario have risen more than 9 inches since May 1, and are at the highest level since the 1950s, before water levels started being regulated. 

Caitlin Whyte / WXXI News

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The sandbags keep coming as a constant stream of cars lined up to collect them in Greece to combat rising water levels on Lake Ontario's shoreline and area ponds. 

Veronica Volk / Great Lakes Today

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Due to heavy rains, Lake Ontario is overflowing its banks. Some New Yorkers want to lower the lake level by releasing water from a dam downstream. But the International Joint Commission, which controls the dam, says that will bring more flooding to Montreal. And the city is already reeling. 

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